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Scarce Map of Greece in Original Old Colour.

Greece. Aa, Pieter van der. "I. Stemmers Fecit" Greece. " Ελλαs. Graecia Sophiani per Abrahamum Ortelium descripta ac denuno aucta et amendata, Lugduni Batavorum, cura et sumptibus Petri Vander AA." " LugduniBatavorum" /Leiden "Par Pierre van der Aa, Marchand Libraire, Imprimeurde l'Univerite et de la Ville." 1729
Copper engraved map of Greece after Ortelius from Pieter van der Aa's " La Galerie Agreable du Monde." Original old colour; folded; verso blank.
This scarce map from van der Aa's monumental work is even more rare with original colour. The area of Greece is with full wash colour whilst the surrounding countries have outline colour.
Decorative title cartouche on blank pedestal, with ornamented scale [ both black and white as issued].
A version of the map also appears in the " Thesaurus Graecarum Antiquitatum" of J.Gronovius published by van der Aa between 1697 & 1702 [ Zacharakis Map 49] but with a different title, therefor sole edition thus. Dark impression; general toning ; bright original old colour; folded with short split on fold [10mm] below scale.
Koeman1: Aa9, Vol.46 map1; Zacharakis:3. 350 by 482mm (13¾ by 19 inches).    €1200
Stock No. 2485 - Greece full description

Greece.

Græcia. Blaeu, Guiljelmus. Græcia. "Græcia." Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640
Original coloured, copper engraved map of Greece from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia" Double page; folio; Latin text to verso.
General map of Greece showing the peninsular and the Archipelago across to the coast of Asia Minor.
Decorative old coloured title cartouche surmounted by the Ottoman sultan; dedicatory shield; ship to sea. Original colour; minor spotting to blank margins, one rust spot close to Larissa; slight stain to lower left blank margin far from image; tiny tears to left edge; light creases to corners.
Zacharakis;384/245; Koeman1, Bl 36A [272/A] 413 by 525mm (16¼ by 20¾ inches).    €850
Stock No. 2498 - Greece full description

View of the Thesion, Athens.

Athens , View of the Temple of Theseus from the South West. Chenevard. Antoine Marie. Athens , View of the Temple of Theseus from the South West. "Athenes Vue du temple de These aspect Sud-Ouest." Lyon. Imprimerie de Louis Perrin 1858
Engraved view of the Thesion, Athens from Chenevard's "Voyage on Grece et dans le Levant fait en MDCCCXLVI." Hand coloured; verso blank.
The view shows the Thesion with the house of Plaka behind , in the distance can be seen the newly constructed Royal Palace ( completed in 1843), now the seat of the Greek Parliament. Generally clean,, smudges to upper blank margin within platemark but not image.
Blackmer/Navari:334; Blackmer/Sotheb's: 1109; Brunet:I, 1831. 263 by 405mm (10¼ by 16 inches).    €150
Stock No. 2395 - Greece full description

The Dinner At Crisso.

Dinner at Crisso. Dodwell, Edward Dinner at Crisso. "Dinner at Crisso in the house of the Bishop of Salona." London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of the dinner at Crisso from the Deluxe edition of Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour, mounted on card with title caption to verso
The view shows the interior of the house of the Bishop of Salona, where a dinner is being served with a view of the mountains from the window.
Dodwell explains the different mountains seen on either side of the Crissæan Gulf: those on the Achaian side which join the chain of Panachaikos, and the nearer hills of Ozolæa Locris, with the town of Galaxidi on the peninsular. He continues with a description of the ceremony of Washing hands, and also of the meal that is served; a dish of pilau, rice and cooked meat, the "fine kind of bread called colouri"and the fowl brought in by the Albanian woman servant. He also explains who the various people are; the Bishop being paid homage by a Greek peasant, the local priest in the black cap, and a Greek gentleman washing his hands in a bowl held by a Christian Albanian, Bright and clean.
Atabey:357;Blackmer/Navari: 493; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 264 by 401mm (10½ by 15¾ inches).    €2000
Stock No. 2583 - Greece full description

The Agora, Athens.

Bazar of Athens Dodwell, Edward. Bazar of Athens "Bazar of Athens" London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of the Agora or Bazar of Athens from Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour,
The lively scene shows the weekly market of Athens where Greeks, Turks and Albanians mingle together, along with peasants and farmers from the surrounding countryside.
Dodwell gives a full description of the prominent figures portrayed, In the coffee house where a freed slave stands leaning by a tree, the proprieter brings coffee to the Disdar or Govenor of the castle, dressed in scarlet, seateds with a Turkish Agha; standingon the step is the Vaivode or Governor of Salamis, son of Spiridon Logothetis [the late English agent], he is meeting a Greek Baratario, designated by his headgear or turban [also worn by Greek physicians]; Three turkish women stand in the centre in long white robes; to the left the Turk in green is wearing the sacred colour indicating he has performed the Hajj or pilgrimmage to Mecca.

In the background, the Acropolis with the cave of Pan and the Venetian tower near the Propylea depicted to the right of the minaret; to the left the Parthenon and Erectheion. Image bright and clean; title from verso attached below image but can be covered by mount; light foxing to surrounding card.
Blackmer/Navari: 493; Atabey:357; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 257 by 398mm (10 by 15¾ inches).    €2500
Stock No. 2591 - Greece full description

The Kastallian Spring, Delphi.

The Kastallian Spring. Dodwell, Edward. The Kastallian Spring. "The Kastallian Spring." London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of the Kastallian spring, Delphi from the Deluxe edition of Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour, mounted on card with title caption to verso.
The view shows the pool of the spring with the high cliffs behind, upon which is built the small chapel of St John, two figures appear to be fishing in the pool. Bright and clean.
Atabey:357;Blackmer/Navari: 493; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 255 by 395mm (10 by 15½ inches).    €600
Stock No. 2596 - Greece full description

Katabathron of Lake Kopais, Bœotia.

Katabathron of Lake Kopais. Dodwell, Edward. Katabathron of Lake Kopais. "Katabathron of Lake Kopais." London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of a Katabathron of Lake Kopais from the Deluxe edition of Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour, mounted on card with title caption to verso.
The view shows a katabothra or underground river tunnel at Lake Kopais in Bœotia.
Dodwell says in the text that the one pictured is between the ruins of Akaiphnion and the modern town of Talanda, also that such subterranean passages were known by the ancient authors Strabo, Pausanias and Pliny, the latter describing how every nine years the lake would flood and these passages allowed the water to escape; Strabo considers they may have been caused by earthquakes.
."The basin of tho Copaic lake is surrounded by mountains and like several valleys in Arcadia its waters find outlets by subterranean channels called Katabothra"[ A Handbook for Travellers in Greece: Describing the Ionian Islands ...By John Murray ] Bright and clean.
Atabey:357;Blackmer/Navari: 493; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 258 by 385mm (10¼ by 15¼ inches).    €350
Stock No. 2582 - Greece full description

Faneromeni Monastery, Salamis.

Monastery of Phanairomene. Dodwell, Edward. Monastery of Phanairomene. "Monastery of Phanairomenein the Island of Salamis." London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of the Monastery of Phanairomene from the Deluxe edition of Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour, mounted on card with title caption to verso.
The view shows the monastery on the North side of the island close to the shore of the Eleusian or Megaric gulf, in the distance the mountains of Peloponnesus. The monastery is famous for the icon of the Virgin found deep below the ground where the building now stands, discovered by Lampros Kanelos (Saint Laurentios) in the 17th century leading him to rebuild the church. Bright and clean.
Atabey:357;Blackmer/Navari: 493; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 234 by 414mm (9¼ by 16¼ inches).    €1200
Stock No. 2589 - Greece full description

The Home of the Gods, Mount Olympus, Thessaly.

Mount Olympos. Dodwell, Edward. Mount Olympos. "Mount Olympos, as seen between Larissa and Baba. ." London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of Mount Olympus from Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour.
The view shows the "rugged outline...shattered in many summits" of Mount Olympus, and the course of the river Pineios across the Pierian plain, having emerged from the vale of Tempe which Dodwell writes "diffuses its charm over the space between Ossa And Olympos."
In mythology Olympus was the Home of the twelve Gods of the Greek pantheon, whilst in Pieria, the mythological tradition had placed the nine Muses patrons of the Arts, daughters of Zeus and the Mnemosyne. Bright and clean; Short tear to upper blank margin away from image.
Blackmer/Navari: 493; Atabey:357; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 250 by 407mm (9¾ by 16 inches).    €750
Stock No. 2585 - Greece full description

Orchomenos, Bœotia.

Ruins of Orchomenos. Dodwell, Edward. Ruins of Orchomenos. "Ruins of Orchomenos in Bœotia.". London Rodwell & Martin. 1821
Aquatint view of Orchomenos from the Deluxe edition of Dodwell's "Views in Greece". Original hand colour, mounted on card with title caption to verso
The view shows the Acropolis of Orchomenos upon an outcrop of Mount Akontios, seen from the South; the river Cephissus or Kifisos winds across the plain, with a snow covered Mount Parnassos in the background

In 1880–86, Heinrich Schliemann's excavations (H. Schliemann, Orchomenos, Leipzig 1881) revealed the tholos tomb he called the "Tomb of Minyas", a Mycenaean monument that equalled the "Tomb of Atreus" at Mycenae itself. In 1893, A. de Ridder excavated the temple of Asklepios and some burials in the Roman necropolis. In 1903–05, a Bavarian archaeological mission under Heinrich Bulle and Adolf Furtwängler conducted successful excavations at the site. Research continued in 1970–73 by the Archaeological Service under Theodore Spyropoulos, uncovering the Mycenaean palace, a prehistoric cemetery, the ancient amphitheatre, and other structures. Image bright and clean; light foxing to surrounding card away from image.
Atabey:357;Blackmer/Navari: 493; Abbey, Travel: 130; Colas 876; Weber I: 1110. 244 by 395mm (9½ by 15½ inches).    €1000
Stock No. 2586 - Greece full description


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