General view of Mount Sinai.

Visual material
Modern Greek (1453-)
Venice : [s.n.], 1727-1736.
1 print ; engraving 51 x 58.6 cm. sheet 57 x 79.6 cm.


  • Unidentified Artist [engraver]
  • Medium: Engravings
  • Depiction: Bird's-eye view of Mount Sinai, with legend of 27 topographic features.
  • Item description: Among the earliest known religious prints produced for circulation in the Orthodox East.
  • Inscribed in plate: Upper far right, "Echei to son pneuma, ho ouranos, soma de / to theion tethesauri[s]tai en Sina haima mar/tyriou, en Alexandroupolei, sophe Ai / Katerina, skepe tous doulous sou / Eleo Theon Archiepiskopos tou hagiou kai theovadistou."
  • Inscribed on plate at foot, left , 'Recuperato dal Signor Michel Forro da Nausa 1736,' and, right, (in Greek), Purchased by Kyrios Michail Phorros from Naoussa in 1736.
Source acquisition
Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund.
  • Papastratou, Dore. Paper Icons: Greek Orthodox Religious Engravings, 1665-1899. Athens: Papastratos; Recklinghausen: A. Bongers, 1990. [Marquand Library (SA) Oversize NE655.2 .P3713 1990q]
  • Papastratos 387
  • Deluga, Waldemar and Zych, Iwona. Greek Church Prints, Print Quarterly 19, no. 2 (June 2002): pp. 123-135.Byron,
  • R., and Rice, D. Talbot. The Birth of Western Painting. London, 1936, p. 191, pl. 92.
Other title(s)
A Collection of Early Religious Prints Made for the Monastery of Saint Catherine, Sinai, No. 11
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