Europa, Plano urbano - Francia / Estrasburgo; Jean-Martin Weis und J. Ph. Le Bas - Représentation de l'Edifice de l'Hôtel de Ville de Strasbourg - 1721-1750
This exquisite engraving titled 'Okzakow' (Ochakiv) by Gabriel Bodenehr captures a multifaceted scenic landscape. In the foreground, the artist portrays a maritime coastline and ship construction. On the distant elevation, the silhouette of Ochakiv's fortress graces the view. The craftsmanship is exceptional, breathing the sea air into the print; every line meticulously rendered to convey the beauty of this place. Ochakiv, situated on the northern shore of the Dnipro-Buzkyi Estuary, a town nestled in the heart of Mykolaiv region, in Ukraine. Its name traces back to the Turkish 'Achi-Kale,' meaning 'fortress by the sea' or 'fortress at the passage.' Through linguistic evolution, it gained the contemporary name 'Ochakiv.' Although today Ochakiv located in southern Ukraine, this engraving offers a glimpse into Ochakiv during its Turkish rule. The German text accompanying the image translates: 'A well-fortified city, along with a beautiful citadel atop a hill in the province of Kiev in Ukraine, where the river Dnieper flows into the Black Sea, is under the control of the Turks. They maintain a strong garrison there and have established a supply house and an arsenal. In 1644, the Turks suffered a defeat by the Poles in this region. In 1737, at the end of July, after a grand battle, the city was captured under the command of General Field Marshal Count von Munnich. Everything inside was destroyed.' In the lower right corner, you'll find the signature indicating the artist - Gabriel Bodenehr. The reverse side of the artwork is blank.
Dimensions: 12” x 8” inches / 31 cm x 20 cm
Artist: Gabriel Bodenehr
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