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The Martyrdom of Patriarch Gregory V.

Patriarch Gregory hanged at Constantinople. HESS, PETER VON. "Patriarch Gregory hanged at Constantinople." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of the Martyrdom of Gregory V ,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 the body of Gregory about to be tossed into the Bosphorus, in the background stands the gibbet from which he was hung standing in front of a mosque.

Gregory V was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1797 to 1798, from 1806 to 1808 and from 1818 to 1821. At the onset of the Greek War of Independence, as Ethnarch of the Orthodox Millet Gregory V was blamed by Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II for his inability to suppress the Greek uprising, even though he had actually condemned the Greek revolutionary activities.
He was taken out of the Patriarchal Cathedral on Easter Sunday, 1821, directly after celebrating the solemn Easter Liturgy, and hanged (in full Patriarchal vestments) for three days from the main gate of the Patriarchate compound by order of the Sultan; his body was then taken down and delivered to a squad of Jews who dragged it through the streets and finally threw it into the Bosphorus The body was later recovered by Greek sailors and was eventually enshrined in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. He is commemorated by the Orthodox Church as an Ethnomartyr Image bright and clean; spotting to blank borders.
Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. 540 by 410mm (21¼ by 16¼ inches) full page.    €500
Stock No. 1925 - 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

Rigas Feraios

<em>Rigas inspiring the Greeks for liberty</em>. HESS, PETER VON. "Rigas inspiring the Greeks for liberty." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Rigas Feraios, 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

Rigas Feraios or Rigas Velestinlis (1757 1798)
was a Greek writer, political thinker and revolutionary, active in the Modern Greek Enlightenment, remembered as a Greek national hero, a victim of the Balkan uprising against the Ottoman Empire and a forerunner of the Greek War of Independence. Around 1793 Rhegas went to Vienna, the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and home to a large Greek community, as part of an effort to ask the French general Napoleon Bonaparte for assistance and support. While in the city, he edited a Greek-language newspaper, Ephemeris (i.e. Daily), and published a proposed political map of Great Greece which included Constantinople and many other places, including a large number of places where Greeks were in the minority (such as Constantinople).
He entered into communication with general Napoleon Bonaparte, eventually he set out with a view to meeting the general of the Army of Italy in Venice. While traveling there, he was betrayedand was arrested at Trieste by the Austrian authorities.He was handed over with his accomplices to the Ottoman governor of Belgrade, where he was imprisoned and tortured. From Belgrade, he was to be sent to Constantinople to be sentenced by Sultan Selim III. While in transit, he and his five collaborators were strangled to prevent their being rescued by Rhegas's friend Osman Pazvantoğlu. Their bodies were thrown into the Danube River.

His last words are reported as being: "I have sown a rich seed; the hour is coming when my country will reap its glorious fruits". 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. 1928 - 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

The Battle of Navarino.

The Albion. Reinagle, George Philip. Lithograph by Hullmandel after Reinagle. The Albion. London Colnaghi & Son, Pall Mall East January 18th 1828
Black & white lithograph Plate 5 from Reinagle's "Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin." Printed on india paper, mounted, verso blank.
The view focuses on the Albion:
"The Albion, Captain Ommanney, anchored within pistol shot of the Turkish line of battle ship, and a double-banked frigate; on casting anchor, she swung aboard a large frigate of 56 guns, which she boarded and carried.The Turks ran below, and fired up the hatchways, and wounded some of the men of the feet; they afterwards set fire to the ship, and her cables were scarcely disengaged when she blew up, with great part of her crew on board.
The Albion's fire was so destructive, that in half an hour she entirely disabled the Turkish liner, whose crew cut her cables and deserted her in boats; after drifting past the Azoff, this ship ran ashore with her fore top-mast stay-sail, and was burnt and blown up on Sunday.
The two line of battle ships that had engaged the Asia and Genoa drifted past the Albion toward the close of the action, and fired occasional guns as they past_ Captain C.J. Stevens killed, with 10 men, 50 wounded"
Dark impression; some spotting within image ; margins cut short [5-10mm].
Blackmer/ Navari;1403 (Italian edition); Blackmer /Sotheby's: 942: Droulia :1591. 255 by 367mm (10 by 14½ inches).    €700
Stock No. 1912 - Philhellenic full description

The Battle of Navarino.

The Asia ,ship of the line of  Vice Admiral Sir Edward Codrington; Reinagle, George Philip. Lithograph by Hullmandel after Reinagle. The Asia ,ship of the line of Vice Admiral Sir Edward Codrington; "The Asia" London Colnaghi & Son, Pall Mall East January 18th 1828
Black & white lithograph Plate 4 from Reinagle's "Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin." Printed on india paper, mounted, verso blank.
The plate focuses on the engagement between the Turkish & Egyptian Admirals and Vice Admiral Codrington on the Asia:
"The time chosen for this subject is about an hour after the commencement of the action, when the Egyptian Admiral opened his fire on the Asia. By this time the Turkish Admiral's ship was reduced to a mere wreck, the carnage on board was so immense from the well directed fire of the Asia, that there were no less than 650 turks killed _ the Asia lost 19 killed, and 57 wounded.
The Hind, tender to the Asia, the mast only of which is seen, unfortunately entangled her main boom in one of the stern portdsof Macharem Bey's ship. The Turks made strenuous efforts to board without success; the conduct of Lieut. Robb was perfectly heroic_ 4 killed, 8 wounded.
" Dark impression; some spotting within image ; margins cut short [5-10mm].
Blackmer/ Navari;1403 (Italian edition); Blackmer /Sotheby's: 942: Droulia :1591. 257 by 369mm (10 by 14½ inches).    €700
Stock No. 1910 - Philhellenic full description

The Battle of Navarino.

The Genoa, Commander Bathurst Reinagle, George Philip. Lithograph by Hullmandel after Reinagle. The Genoa, Commander Bathurst "The Genoa," London Colnaghi & Son, Pall Mall East January 18th 1828
Black & white lithograph Plate 5he view focuses on the Genoa from Reinagle's "Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin." Printed on india paper, mounted, verso blank.
The view focuses on the Genoa:
"The Genoa (Commander Bathurst) anchored close alongside the second Turkish line of battle ship, and soon shot away her springs, by which means she was enabled to rake the Turkish ship for more than an hour. and killed 450 men; the Turkish ship caught fire in the gun room, but it was extinguished. The Capitana Bey's ship, whose cables were shot away, drifted against this ship, and suffered considerably from the raking fire of the Genoa; they both drifted past the Albion at four o'clock, and re-anchored close astern of her; the Genoa and Albion's guns sunk a double-banked frigate which is represented floundering."
Dark impression; some spotting within image ; margins cut short [5-10mm].
Blackmer/ Navari;1403 (Italian edition); Blackmer /Sotheby's: 942: Droulia :1591. 265 by 367mm (10½ by 14½ inches).    €700
Stock No. 1911 - Philhellenic full description


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