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Petro Mavromichaeli.

Prince Petro Mavro Michaeli. Friedal, Adam de Prince Petro Mavro Michaeli. "Prince Petro Mavro Michaeli. Chief of the Maniottes, or old Spartans President of the Executive body of the Greek Government in 1823". London "Drawn from life and Pub.d in London by A Friedal." 1826
Black & white lithograph portrait of Petro MavroMichlaeli from the second edtion of Friedals "Series of Greek Portraits" verso blank.
Portrait bust; printed signature in Greek.
Petros "Mavromichalis" Pierrakos (1765 – 1848), also known as Petrobey, In 814, the Maniots again became a threat to the Ottomans, and the Sultan offered a number of concessions to Pierrakos, including his being named Bey, or Chieftain, of Mani - in effect formalizing the de facto status of autonomy the region had maintained for years.In 1818, he became a member of the Filiki Eteria, On March 17, 1821, Petrobey raised his war flag in Areopolis, effectively signaling the start of the Greek War of Independence. His troops marched into Kalamata, and took the city on March 23. Some light spotting.
Navari/ Blackmer: 633; Sotheby's/Blackmer:606; 450 by 316mm (17¾ by 12½ inches)full page.    €700
Stock No. 1916 - Philhellenic full description

King Otto at Megera.

Ruined palace at Megera where King Otto I of Greece with his brother Crown prince Maximillian stayed on their journey to Athens .... 10-22 May 1833 Gustav Kraus Ruined palace at Megera where King Otto I of Greece with his brother Crown prince Maximillian stayed on their journey to Athens .... 10-22 May 1833 " Palast Ruine zu Megera, in welcher König Otto I von Griechenland mit seinen Bruder dem Kronprinzen Max von Bayern auf der Reise nach Athen in Mitte seiner Getreuen übernachtete, am 10/22 May 1833." Munich Gustav Kraus. c1835
Black & white lithograph of King Otto at Megera in 1833, by Gustav Kraus. Formerly laid down to thicker paper, remains on verso, some creasing and spotting to margins
315 by 400mm (12½ by 15¾ inches) full page.    €600
Stock No. 1944 - Philhellenic full description

Gouras at Marathon.

<em>Gouras conquers at Marathon.</em> HESS, PETER VON. "Gouras conquers at Marathon." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of Ioannis Gouras from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez, and below, sails and naval instruments.

Joannis Gouras was famous for fighting alongside Odysseus Androutsos at the Battle of Vassilika, near Thermopylae. Later he would arrest Androutsos during the civil war that broke out between the various factions. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. 540 by 413mm (21¼ by 16¼ inches) full page.    €600
Stock No. 1938 - Philhellenic full description

Iakovos "Yiakoumakis" Tombazis

<em>I. Tombasis, burning a Turkish ship of the line</em> HESS, PETER VON. "I. Tombasis, burning a Turkish ship of the line" Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Iakovos Tombaziz from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.
Iakovos "Yiakoumakis" Tombazis c. 1782-1829) was a merchant and ship-owner from the Greek island of Hydra who became the first Admiral of the Greek Navy, during the Greek War of Independence.
In 1818, he was initiated into the Filiki Eteria, which was preparing the ground for the revolt. When the war broke out, his fellow islanders made Tombazis admiral of the fleet of Hydra. He took part in several clashes against the Sultan's Navy in the eastern Aegean and soon realized that the Greek warships, being mostly converted and armed merchantmen, could not face the Ottoman ships of the line in conventional combat. He therefore proposed the use of fireships instead, and sent Dimitrios Papanikolis to burn the Turkish frigate Moving Mountain anchored at Eresos on Lesbos. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. 540 by 410mm (21¼ by 16¼ inches) full page .    €850
Stock No. 1926 - Philhellenic full description

Mavrocordatos at Missolonghi.

Mavrocordatos defends Missolonghi. HESS, PETER VON. J.B. Kuhn after Peter von Hess. Mavrocordatos defends Missolonghi. "Mavrocordtos defends Missolonghi victoriously". Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Alexander Mavrocordatos on the walls of Missolonghi from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez and below, sails and naval instruments.
The image shows Mavrocordatos on the walls of Missolonghi, looking out to sea as a canon is pulled into position.

The first siege of Missolonghi ,October 25 – December 31, 1822 was laid after the Battle of Peta ,Omer Vryonis initially tried to take the town by negotiations, against the opinion of Reşid Mehmed and Yussuf Pasha of Patras. The besieged Greeks took advantage of this, dragging the negotiations out until November 8, when they were reinforced by sea with over 1,500 fighters. Then the Ottomans realized their mistake, and resumed the siege in earnest. After a month of bombardment and sorties, the main Ottoman assault was set for the night of December 24, before Christmas, calculating that the Greeks would be caught by surprise. The Greeks however were warned by Vryonis' Greek secretary, and the attack failed. The siege was subsequently lifted on December 31.
Missolonghi remained under Greek control, and resisted another Ottoman attempt at its capture a year later. Its resistance achieved wider fame when Lord Byron arrived there, dying in the town of fever in April 1824. The city was besieged for a third and final time, resisting both Ottoman and Egyptian armies for almost a year, until its final fall on April 10, 1826. Image bright and clean; spotting to blank borders; short tear (15mm) at upper edge.
Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. 540 by 410mm (21¼ by 16¼ inches)full page.    €750
Stock No. 1924 - Philhellenic full description

Athanasios Diakos.

<em>Pope Diaqkos leading the Dervenochoites into combat.</em> HESS, PETER VON. "Pope Diaqkos leading the Dervenochoites into combat." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Athanasios Diakos, from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.

Athanasios Diakos 1788 –1821 born Athanasios Nikolaos Massavetas.

Battle of Alamana on April 22, 1821.Omer Vrioni, the commander of the Ottoman army, advanced with 8,000 men from Thessaly to crush the revolt that had broken out in Peloponnesos. Athanasios Diakos Panourgias Panourgias and Yiannis Dyovouniotis with their bands of armatoloi (a total of perhaps 1,500 men) took up defensive positions at the river Alamana , near Thermopylae.
Vrioni's attack forced Panourgias and Dyovouniotis to retreat, leaving Diakos alone. Diakos's men fought for several hours before they were overwhelmed.
Eventually, Diakos himself was captured and taken to Vrioni after he was shot in the foot and had his sword broken. When Vrioni offered to make Diakos an officer in his army, Diakos immediately refused and replied:

"I was born a Greek and I will die a Greek".

Vrioni then ordered that Diakos be impaled on a spit . The Ottomans btried to make Diakos carry the long spit, but he threw it down with contempt. As he was led off to die, onlookers heard him sing:

"Look at the time Charon chose to take me, now that branches are flowering, now that the earth sends forth grass". Image bright and clean; a few light spots to blank borders.
Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. 540 by 410mm (21¼ by 16¼ inches) full page.    €650
Stock No. 1933 - Philhellenic full description

The Taking of Monomvasia.

<em>The Taking of Monomvasia by Kantakuzenos.</em> HESS, PETER VON. "The Taking of Monomvasia by Kantakuzenos." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of the taking of Monomvasia from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.

in April 1821 prince Alexandros Ypsilantis sent Alexandros Kantakouzenos with prince Demetrios Ypsilantis to Peloponnesosto attack the Ottoman rule there. Alexandros Kantakouzenos participated actively in the revolution and was indeed a leader of Greek troops which made the Ottomans to surrender the fortress of Monemvasia in the summer of 1821. Image bright and clean.
Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. 585 by 420mm (23 by 16½ inches) full page.    €650
Stock No. 1934 - Philhellenic full description

"The Giaour" of Lord Byron.

La Defaite Horace Vernet. Grave par Cottin. La Defaite "La Defaite" or"Le Giaour, vainqueur d'Hassan" Paris Jazet. 1828
Black & white mezzotint by Horace Vernet inspired by Lord Byron's poem "The Giaour "from "Turkish Tales "1813
In the particular episode from Le Giaour portrayed in the present work, the eponymous hero is seen having avenged the murder of his mistress by killing Hassan, her cruel Turkish master. Dark Impression; overall light spotting, most noticeable in margins.;scratch to upper right corner of image.
482 by 382mm (19 by 15 inches) full page.    €650
Stock No. 1946 - Philhellenic full description

Alexander Mavrocordatos.

Alexander Mavrocordatos Karl August Krazeisen J. Selb, P. Hess, Hohe and others after Krazeisen. Alexander Mavrocordatos "A. Mavrocordato," Munich, Karl August Krazeisen. 1828-1831., 1831
Black & white lithograph of Alexander Mavrocordatos from Krazeizen's "Bildnisse ausgezeichneter Greichen und Philhellene nebst einigen Ansichten und Trachten." ["Portraits of famous Greeks and Philellenes, along with some views and costumes designed from nature and published by Karl Krazeisen").verso blank.

Head and shoulders portrait with printed signature below.

Alexandros Mavrokordatos ( 1791- 1865, )
He was a member of the Filiki Eteria and was among the Phanariot Greeks who hastened to the Morea on the outbreak of the War of Independence in 1821. He was active in endeavouring to establish a regular government, and in January, 1822 he was elected by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus as the "President of the Executive".
He commanded the advance of the Greeks into western Central Greece the same year, and suffered a serious defeat at Peta on July 16, but retrieved this disaster somewhat by his successful resistance to the First Siege of Missolonghi (Nov. 1822 to Jan. 1823). His English sympathies brought him, in the subsequent strife of factions, into opposition to the "Russian" party headed by Demetrius Ypsilanti and Kolokotronis; and though he held the portfolio of foreign affairs for a short while under the presidency of Petrobey (Petros Mavromichalis), he was compelled to withdraw from affairs until February 1825, when he again became a Secretary of State. The landing of Ibrahim Pasha followed, and Mavrocordatos again joined the army, barely escaping capture in the disaster at Sphacteria, on May 9, 1825, by swimming to Navarino.
After the fall of Missolonghi (April 22, 1826) he went into retirement, until President John Capodistria made him a member of the committee for the administration of war material, a position he resigned in 1828. After Kapodistria's murder (October 9, 1831) and the resignation of his brother and successor, Augustinos Kapodistrias (April 13, 1832), Mavrocordatos became Minister of Finance. He was Vice-President of the National Assembly at Argos (July, 1832), and was appointed by King Otto as his Minister of Finance, and in 1833 Premier. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
Droulia 1426-29. Blackmer / Navari: 926; Blackmer/Sotheby's: 743). Lipperheide 1447. 460 by 350mm (18 by 13¾ inches)full page.    €650
Stock No. 1942 - Philhellenic full description

Andreas Asimakou Zaimis

Andreas Zaimis. Karl August Krazeisen J. Selb, P. Hess, Hohe and others after Krazeisen. Andreas Zaimis. "Zaimis," Munich, Karl August Krazeisen. 1828-1831., 1831
Black & white lithograph of Andreas Zaimis from Krazeizen's "Bildnisse ausgezeichneter Greichen und Philhellene nebst einigen Ansichten und Trachten." ["Portraits of famous Greeks and Philellenes, along with some views and costumes designed from nature and published by Karl Krazeisen").verso blank.

Head and shoulders portrait with printed signature below.

Andreas Asimakou Zaimis (1791–1840) was a Greek freedom fighter and government leader during the Greek War of Independence.
Born in Kalavryta, in the northern Peloponnesos, Zaimis was a leader of armed men who fought the Ottoman Turks, ultimately securing Greece's freedom.
In 1826, Zaimis was chosen as the leader of the interim Greek government. His son, Thrasivoulos Zaimis, and grandson, Alexandros Zaimis, would also serve as Prime Ministers of Greece. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
Droulia 1426-29. Blackmer / Navari: 926; Blackmer/Sotheby's: 743). Lipperheide 1447. 460 by 350mm (18 by 13¾ inches)full page.    €650
Stock No. 1943 - Philhellenic full description


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