In 1598 Andrea Corner, a Venetian resident of Crete, gave a speech on behalf of the University of Crete to the Venetian Captain General, Giovanni Giacomo Zane. This volume includes both Corner's speech and a collection of verse in praise of Captain Zane. The speech is preceded by several illustrations, including the map of Crete shown here. These illustrations record the images which were hung above the arms and emblems of the Captain in the loggia where Corner delivered his speech.
Guilford crete. The British Library, Additional MS 8640, f.5. Copyright © The British Library Board