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Meteora, Thessaly

The Meteors of Thessaly and Pindus Dupré, Louis. Dupré, Louis. The Meteors of Thessaly and Pindus "Les Météores de Thessaly et Le Pinde." Paris "Imprimerie de Dondey-Dupré, Rue St Louis, No 46, Au Marais." 1825-37
Coloured lithograph of Meteora from Louis Dupré's " Voyage â Athènes et â Constantinople...". Original hand colour; verso blank; blind stamp of Dupré as issued.
The image shows the famous hanging monasteries of Meteora , Thessaly; three monks climb in the foreground. Light toning and spotting, heaviest to margins; 3 short tears to upper and lower edges; small worm hole within upper border, not within plate; short crayon? lineto upper pert of sky.
Colas 916; Lipperheide 1434; Droulia 901; Navari/ Blackmer: 517; Sotheby's/Blackmer 559. 380 by 428mm (15 by 16¾ inches).    €1000
Stock No. 2656 - Greece full description

Macedonia, Homeland of Alexander the Great.

Macedonia. J Janssonius/ Johann Lauremberg "N. Visscher excudit." Macedonia. "Macedonia Alexandri M. Patria Illustris. Auctore J Laurenbergio." Amsterdam J. Janssonius 1650
Copper engraved map of the ancient country of Macedonia after Laurenberg by Janssonius. Original colour; verso blank.
The map shows the whole of Macedonia at the time of Alexander the Great, with Thessaly and Epirus to the South
Large decorative title cartouche [original colour] to lower right corner and scale to lower left with a strangely top hatted figure surrounded by putti. Sailing ships to sea.
The map first appeared in Janssonius' "Atlantis Majoris Quinta Pars, Orbem Maritimum" and later in 1552 in the 6th Volume entitled "Accuratissma Orbis Antiqui Delineatio Sive Geographia vetus, sacra,& profana." Good dark impression, bright colour; slight discoloration down centre fold due to guard on verso; slight creasing to right of centre fold; short tear [8mm] to lower edge; old ink number to upper right corner.
Zacharakis 1905/1276 .Koeman II; Me.164 [614] 412 by 573mm (16¼ by 22½ inches).    €650
Stock No. 2505 - Greece full description

The Northern Aegean in Ancient times.

Northern  Aegean Archipelago. J Janssonius/ Johann Lauremberg "N. Visscher excudit." Northern Aegean Archipelago. "Insularum Archipelagi Septrionalis seu Maris Ægæ, Accurata Delinatio Auctore J Laurenbergio." Amsterdam J. Janssonius 1650
Copper engraved map of the Northern Archipelago after Laurenberg by Janssonius. Original colour; verso blank.
The map shows the Northern Aegean with the islands of the Northern Archipelago: Limnos, Mytelline, Chios Samos, Imbro etc; Mount Athos and Skyros with the Sporades to the left and the coast of Asia Minor to the right.
Decorative title cartouche [ original colour]. Sailing ships to sea. Laurenberg's map is of the area in ancient times, giving the ancient names.
The map first appeared in Janssonius' "Atlantis Majoris Quinta Pars, Orbem Maritimum" and later in 1552 in the 6th Volume entitled "Accuratissma Orbis Antiqui Delineatio Sive Geographia vetus, sacra,& profana." Good dark impression, generally bright; light offsetting and ocassional spots; short split at lower centre fold and two minor tears[ backed with archival tape].
Zacharakis 1905/1276 .Koeman II; Me.164 map 676. 485 by 582mm (19 by 23 inches).    €800
Stock No. 2496 - Greece full description

Lesbos, Mytilene.

Lesbos, Mytilene. Lasor, a. Varea Alphonse [ also known under the pseudonym R Savonarola.] Lesbos, Mytilene. "Lesbos Insula. in qua Mitylene urbs precipua." Padua : ex typographia olim Frambotti, nunc Jo. Baptistae Conzatti. 1713
Copper engraved map of Lesbos-Mytilene from Lasor's "Universus terrarum orbis scriptorum calamo delineatus ... qui de Europae, Asiae, Africae, & Americae regnis, provinciis, populis, civitatibus....". Modern hand colour; set in a page of text; text to verso.
The map is by Natale Bonifazio [ Bonifacio] Sibenicensis engraver who worked producing maps and engravings first in Venice where his maps were published by amongst others Camoccio and Bertelli and then in Rome where he was part of the Lafrerei school of engravers.
Page number to upper right corner and monogramm "NB F" to lower corner.
Compass rose and two ships to sea. Good impression ; modern hand colour; mounted.
Zacharakis:1888/1262;Cox II, 542: 'a most remarkable book'; Graesse IV, 115; Sabin 39133; Shirley BL, T.LAS-1a. 208 by 155mm (8¼ by 6 inches).    €650
Stock No. 2875 - Greece full description

Euboae- Negroponte.

Euboae. Lasor, a. Varea Alphonse [also known under the pseudonym R Savonarola.] Euboae. "Isola del Negroponte, Euboea." Padua : ex typographia olim Frambotti, nunc Jo. Baptistae Conzatti. 1713
Copper engraved map of Euboae from Lasor's "Universus terrarum orbis scriptorum calamo delineatus ... qui de Europae, Asiae, Africae, & Americae regnis, provinciis, populis, civitatibus....". Modern hand colour; set in a psge of text; text to verso.
The map is by Natale Bonifazio [ Bonifacio] Sibenicensis engraver who worked producing maps and engravings first in Venice where his maps were published by amongst others Camoccio and Bertelli and then in Rome where he was part of the Lafrerei school of engravers.
Page number to upper right corner and monogramm "NB F" to lower corner.
Compass rose and ship to sea. Good impression ; modern hand colour; mounted.
Zacharakis:1864/1237; Cox II, 542: 'a most remarkable book'; Graesse IV, 115; Sabin 39133; Shirley BL, T.LAS-1a. 205 by 155mm (8 by 6 inches).    €600
Stock No. 2884 - Greece full description

Scarce Lithograph of Nicopolis, near Prevesa, Epirus.

Nicopolis. Lear Edward Nicopolis. "Nicópolis" London Richard Bentley. 1851
Tinted lithograph of Nicopolis from Edward Lear's " Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, Illyria &c." [ plate 18]
The image shows the ruins of the Roman city of Nicopolis, looking across to Actium; founded by Octavian in commemoration of his victory in 31 BC over Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium it was later the capital of the Roman province of Epirus Vetus.

Throughout his life, Lear was an adventurous traveller and kept detailed journals of his trips. Among the places he visited in his life were Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt.
On Lear's visit to Calabria it was a disgusted young Englishman who referred to him as, ' "nothing but a damned, dirty landscape painter" '. This insult, Lear cheerfully adopted as his sobriquet.

One of his adventures took him for the first time to Albania and Macedonia – quite by accident, as he was attempting to return home after a trip to Thessaloniki in Greece in 1848 when a cholera outbreak forced him to take the overland route through the Balkans. Travelling through a land that was even more mysterious to foreigners than it is today – "to the unlearned tourist, indeed, Albania is a puzzle of the highest order", he wrote – and certainly not a typical holiday destination, Lear recorded copious notes of the things and people he encountered on the journey, as well as making many sketches.

The diaries and paintings that resulted from this trip were published in 1851 in "Journal of a Landscape Painter in Greece and Albania". On his extensive journey from the latter months of 1848, the places he visited included Tirana, Shkodra, Durres, Kruja and Berat. Today, there is an art museum in Berat that bears Lear's name, a testament to the high esteem in which Albania holds the work of the artist, not to mention the effect his words and images had in demystifying their land and culture. Light soiling and foxing mainly to blank margins; lithographer's pinholes to corners of image as usual.
Blackmer/ Sothebys:1318 ; Navari :986 [1st edition]. 152 by 252mm (6 by 10 inches).    €100
Stock No. 2625 - Greece full description

Scarce Lithograph of Parga, Epirus.

Parga. Lear Edward Parga. "Parga" London Richard Bentley. 1851
Tinted lithograph of Parga from Edward Lear's " Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, Illyria &c." [ plate 18]
The image shows Parga, looking down upon the bay and across to the castle .

Throughout his life, Lear was an adventurous traveller and kept detailed journals of his trips. Among the places he visited in his life were Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt.
On Lear's visit to Calabria it was a disgusted young Englishman who referred to him as, ' "nothing but a damned, dirty landscape painter" '. This insult, Lear cheerfully adopted as his sobriquet.

One of his adventures took him for the first time to Albania and Macedonia – quite by accident, as he was attempting to return home after a trip to Thessaloniki in Greece in 1848 when a cholera outbreak forced him to take the overland route through the Balkans. Travelling through a land that was even more mysterious to foreigners than it is today – "to the unlearned tourist, indeed, Albania is a puzzle of the highest order", he wrote – and certainly not a typical holiday destination, Lear recorded copious notes of the things and people he encountered on the journey, as well as making many sketches.

The diaries and paintings that resulted from this trip were published in 1851 in "Journal of a Landscape Painter in Greece and Albania". On his extensive journey from the latter months of 1848, the places he visited included Tirana, Shkodra, Durres, Kruja and Berat. Today, there is an art museum in Berat that bears Lear's name, a testament to the high esteem in which Albania holds the work of the artist, not to mention the effect his words and images had in demystifying their land and culture. Light soiling and foxing mainly to blank margins; lithographer's pinholes to corners of image as usual.
Blackmer/ Sothebys:1318 ; Navari :986 [1st edition]. 152 by 252mm (6 by 10 inches).    €120
Stock No. 2624 - Greece full description

Macedonia, Thessaly & Epirus, Greece.

Maedoine, Thessalie, Epire. Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Maedoine, Thessalie, Epire". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of Macedonia. Thessaly and Epirus, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. Dark impression; inner left margin 5mm
Zacharakis 2138/1402 154 by 116mm (6 by 4½ inches).    €60
Stock No. 1258 - Greece full description

Mytilene, North Aegean.

Isle de Metelin. Mallet, Allain Manesson. "Isle de Metelin". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map Mytilene, showing the island off the coast of Natolia [Turkey] with the island of Tenedos to the north, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. Dark impression.
Zacharakis2127/1391 148 by 106mm (5¾ by 4¼ inches).    €100
Stock No. 1267 - Greece full description

Chios & Psara, North Aegean.

I. s de Sio et de Psara. Mallet, Allain Manesson. "I. s de Sio et de Psara". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved map of Chios and Psara with Mytilene in the backgound, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. Dark impression.
Zacharakis2156/1420 147 by 104mm (5¾ by 4 inches).    €100
Stock No. 1268 - Greece full description


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