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Chios/Scio, Northern Aegean.

Scio, Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Jodicus Hondius II. "Scio", "Descriptio Chii Ins. " Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map ofChios, by Hondius from Petrus Bertius :"Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " Decorative cartouche. sea monster and tireme. Latin text to verso describing the succeeding map. Dark impression. Light dampstaining to lower, blank, margin
Zacharakis 374/239; Koeman: Lan 11. 95 by 133mm (3¾ by 5¼ inches).    €200
Stock No. 1308 - Greece full description

Chios, Northern Aegean.

Scio. Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Peiter van der Keere & Jodicus Hondius I. "Scio". Frankfurt am Main, Matthias Becker for Heinrich Lorenzen. 1612.
Copper engraved map of Chios, from " Petri Bertii Geographischer eyn oder zusammengezogner tabeln fünff untershiedliche bücher". German text to verso. Good impression, head line and page number trimmed.
Zacharakis 1844/1219 under Langenes. B; Koeman: Lan 10. 89 by 127mm (3½ by 5 inches).    €200
Stock No. 1316 - Greece. full description

Macedonia Epirus and Achaia, Continental Greece.

Macadonia, Epirus & Achaia. Blaeu, Guiljelmus. Macadonia, Epirus & Achaia. "Macadonia, Epirus et Achaia." Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640
Original coloured, copper engraved map of Continental Greece from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive Atlas novus. Pars Tertia" Double page; folio; Latin text to verso.
The map shows Continental Greece from Albania to the Corinthian Gulf, naming the regions of Macedonia, Epirus and Achaia amongst others. Macedonia includes the whole plain of Thessally; Mount Athos and Thessalonika in the region of Iamboli; the Ionian Islands and Euboa with the Northern Sporades and Skyros. Decorative old coloured title cartouche; scale; ship to sea. Original colour; lightly toned with some spotting worse to margins, one darker spot to sea outside Pireus; tiny wormholes to side margins.
Zacharakis;387/248; Koeman1, Bl 36A [273/C] 423 by 497mm (16¾ by 19½ inches).    €650
Stock No. 2501 - Greece full description

Macedonia Epirus and Achaia, Continental Greece.

Macadonia, Epirus & Achaia. Blaeu, Guiljelmus. Macadonia, Epirus & Achaia. "Macadonia, Epirus et Achaia." Amsterdam Joahannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1642
Copper engraved map of Continental Greece from volume 3 of Joan Blaeu's "Novus Atlas" Double page; folio; black & white; German text to verso.
The map shows Continental Greece from Albania to the Corinthian Gulf, naming the regions of Macedonia, Epirus and Achaia amongst others. Macedonia includes the whole plain of Thessally; Mount Athos and Thessalonika in the region of Iamboli; the Ionian Islands and Euboa with the Northern Sporades and Skyros. Decorative title cartouche; scale; ship to sea. Dark impression; clean with very minor spotting to margins.
Zacharakis;387/248; Koeman1, Bl 41A [273/C] 423 by 497mm (16¾ by 19½ inches).    €600
Stock No. 2502 - Greece full description

Ikaria, Northern Aegean.

Ikaria. Boschini, Marco. Ikaria. "SNicaria" Venice Niccolini, Francesco 1658
Copper engraved map ofIkaria from "L'Archipelago con tutte Isole, scolgio secche, e bassi fondi, con i mare, golfi, seni, porti, citta e' castelli. " Italian text to succeeding map to verso. Modern hand colour. Good impression; slight show through of text from verso; modern hand colour; mounted.
Blackmer :172; Zacharakis:579/381 175 by 116mm (7 by 4½ inches).    €450
Stock No. 2745 - Greece full description

Limnos, Northern Aegean.

Limnos. Boschini, Marco. Limnos. "Stalimine" Venice. Niccolini, Francesco. 1658
Copper engraved map of Limnos from Boschini's "L'Archipelago con tutte Isole, scolgio secche, e bassi fondi, con i mare, golfi, seni, porti, citta e' castelli. " Italian text to succeeding map to verso. Modern hand colour. Good impression; slight show through of text from verso; modern hand colour; mounted.
Blackmer :172; Zacharakis:584/386 175 by 116mm (7 by 4½ inches).    €450
Stock No. 2744 - Greece full description

Chios Town, Capital of the Island, North Aegean.

Chios. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Chios. "Chios Maris Aegæ ieiusdem nominis Insulae Civitas.." Cologne G von Kempen 1588
Copper engraved view of Chios from the fourth volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum." Latin text to verso; black & white as issued.
The engraving shows the port and capital of Chios, seen from the east in a bird's-eye view. The town is represented as divided into the strongly fortified Byzantine Kastro and the town itself, which is defended on the landward side by massive watchtowers with a moat and a drawbridge.
Windmills line the coast; A canon fire s out to sea from a tower on the sea wall; numerous ships and galleys.
Decorative title cartouche

The city is often locally referred to as "Chora" (Χώρα; literally meaning "town") or "Kastro" (Κάστρο) to distinguish it from the entirety of the island with which it shares the name.
Originally the site of an ancient settlement, the town was first built at the north side of a natural harbour. By the 16th century, the walled town had been further fortified by successive rulers into a massive medieval castle, the "Kastro". Good Impression; occasional spotting , one dark above windmill in upper right; crease near centrefold; Map number reversed on verso 75 rather than 57.
Keoman vol2; B&H 4/57. 320 by 464mm (12½ by 18¼ inches).    €1200
Stock No. 2487 - Greece full description

Decorative map of Euboa,with a view of Chalkis.

Map of Euboa with a view of Chalkis. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Map of Euboa with a view of Chalkis. "Regno di negroponte...". Venice CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. 1692-7
Large double page copper engraved plate with a map of Euboa and view of Chalkis/ Negroponte from CORONELLI's "Corso Geographico Universale." of 1692. Black & white; verso blank.
The large decorative map is surrounded by an ornate baroque border. The map is engraved as if upon a drape or curtain, being held aloft by a putti to reveal a view of the city of Negroponte or Chalkida, showing the narrow straits with the castle. The Lion of Venice stands in the foreground.
Euboa was held by the Venetians and the Veronese after the Fourth Crusade with Chalcis in the hands of the Venetians, The island fell to the Ottomans in in 1470 after a long siege. As an important trade port for the Venetians they attempted to regain Negroponte in 1688 but were held off by the Ottomans. Dark impression on thick laid paper; 5 wormholes at centrefold and another top left close to edge of plate; printed slightly crooked on page hence upper margin short [approx. 3-10mm]; slight browning to centrefold due to glue of guard and browning to extreme edges.
Zacharakis; 1091/676. 460 by 610mm (18 by 24 inches).    €1200
Stock No. 2524 - Greece full description

Euboea/ Euboia. .

Negroponte Dapper, Olfert after Marco Boschini "Negroponte" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Copper engraved double page map of Euboea, formerly Negroponte.
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Double page, folio, verso blank. Good impression. Centre fold split to lower margin [40mm ] entering printed area 20mm. Some creasing at the same point. Folded to fit folio. Margins ample.
Zacherakis 6944/444 under"Boschini" 273 by 360mm (10¾ by 14¼ inches).    €400
Stock No. 1073 - Greece full description

Alonissos, Sporades

Pelagnisi & Dromi Dapper, Olfert "Pelagnisi & Dromi" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
2 Copper engraved maps on one page; Alonissos / Peliganisi and Dromi
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, verso blank. Good impressions. . Lower margin short, 5mm. just touching platemark. Right margin 8-10mm.
Zacherakis 1308/892 130 by 175mm (5 by 7 inches) each map.    €250
Stock No. 1069 - Greece full description

Thessaloniki, Macedonia.

Salonichi Dapper, Olfert "Salonichi" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Copper engraved view of Thessaloniki, capital of Macedonia in Northern Greece. set in a page of Dutch text [page200]
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, text to verso. Dark impression with ample margins. dampstaining to lower blank margin.
130 by 164mm (5 by 6½ inches).    €300
Stock No. 1071 - Greece full description

Samos & Chios, Northern Aegean

Samos & Sio Dapper, Olfert "Samos" & "Sio" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
2 Copper engraved maps of Samos and Chios on one page.
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, verso, blank. Dark impression with good margins. old reinforcement to verso between the 2 maps.
Zacharakis 1304/888 265 by 172mm (10½ by 6¾ inches).    €450
Stock No. 1059 - Greece full description

Skyros. Sporades.

Schiros Dapper, Olfert "Schiros" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Copper engraved map of Skyros. set in a page of Dutch text [page121]
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, text to verso. Dark impression with ample margins
Zacherakis 1310/894 132 by 174mm (5¼ by 6¾ inches).    €180
Stock No. 1070 - Greece full description

Astypalia & Ikaria, Northern Aegean

Stampalia & Nicaria Dapper, Olfert "Stampalia" & "Nicaria" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals
2 Copper engraved maps of Astypalia & Ikaria on one page.
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, verso, blank. Dark impression with good margins. old reinforcement to verso between the 2 maps.
Zacharakis 1303/887 264 by 172mm (10½ by 6¾ inches).    €350
Stock No. 1060 - Greece full description

Limnos, Northen Aegeaan

Lemnos Dapper, Olfert Lemnos "Stalimine" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Copper engraved map of Limnos in the Northern Aegean. Set in a page of dutch text, [page105].
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, text to verso. Dark impression with wide margins.
Z acherakis1307/891 130 by 173mm (5 by 6¾ inches).    €180
Stock No. 1068 - Greece full description

Lesbos/Mytilene, Northern Aegean

Mytilene/ Lesbos Dapper, Olfert Mytilene/ Lesbos "Metelen" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Cpper engraveMap of the island of Lesbos / Mytilene. Set in a page of Dutch text, [page96].
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, text to verso. Good impression with wide margins.
Zacherakis 1305/889 130 by 175mm (5 by 7 inches).    €250
Stock No. 1067 - Greece full description

Northern Archipelago/Aegaen

Northern Aegean. Dapper, Olfert Jacob van Meurs after Laurenberg Northern Aegean. "Insularum Archipelagi Septrionalis seu Maris Ægæi/ accurata delinato" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Copper engraved double page[ folio] map showing the Northern Aegean and the Islands, with the coast of Thrace to north and of Natolia [modern Turkey] to the East.
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688.
decorative cartouch and scale. Verso blank. Dark impression. lower margin short; Repaired tear to upper centre fold. Slight dampstaining to lower margin just entering engraved area. Slight offsetting.
Zacharakis1295/879 292 by 370mm (11½ by 14½ inches).    €400
Stock No. 1033 - Greece full description

Chios /Scio, Northern Aegean

Chios Dapper, Olfert. Chios "Eylant Scio uist Peccatio" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1688
Copper engraved Map of the island of Chios. Set in a page of Dutch text [page 76].
From Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving der Eilanden in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee"1688. Single page, folio, text to verso. Dark impression with wide margins. Paper fault 30mm to left blank margin beside the text.
Zacharakis 1320/904 120 by 161mm (4¾ by 6¼ inches).    €250
Stock No. 1058 - Greece full description

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

Samos.

Samos Lasor, a. Varea Alphonse [ also known under the pseudonym R Savonarola.] Samos "Isola di Samo." Padua : ex typographia olim Frambotti, nunc Jo. Baptistae Conzatti. 1713
Copper engraved map of Samos 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.
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.
Text to upper margin; monogramm "NB F" to lower corner.
Compass rose and ship to sea. Good impression ; modern hand colour; mounted.
Zacharakis:1874/1247; Cox II, 542: 'a most remarkable book'; Graesse IV, 115; Sabin 39133; Shirley BL, T.LAS-1a. 210 by 160mm (8¼ by 6¼ inches).    €500
Stock No. 3231 - 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 Edessa, frormerly Vodhená, Macedonia, Northern Greece.

Edessa. Lear Edward Edessa. "Vodhená" London Richard Bentley. 1851
Tinted lithograph of Edessa from Edward Lear's " Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, Illyria &c." [ plate 2]
The image shows the famous "city of waters " or "tower in the water" Edessa , in Pella in the Central Macedonia region of Greece. Lear depicts the many waterfalls with the city above.

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. 2621 - Greece full description

Scarce Lithograph of Giannitza, formerly Yenidjjé, Macedonia, Northern Greece.

Giannitza Lear Edward Giannitza "Yenidjjé" London Richard Bentley. 1851
Tinted lithograph of Giannitza from Edward Lear's " Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, Illyria &c." [ plate 2]
The image shows Giannitza surrounded by the swamps and lake. The city is close to the ruins of ancient Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great and capital of ancient Macedonia.

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. 2623 - Greece full description

Scarce Lithograph of Meteora, Thessaly.

Meteora Lear Edward Meteora "Metéora" London Richard Bentley. 1851
Tinted lithograph of Meteora from Edward Lear's " Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, Illyria &c." [ plate 19]
The image shows one of the famous monasteries, high upon its pinnacle.

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; one dark spot to left margin; lithographer's pinholes to corners of image as usual.
Blackmer/ Sothebys:1318 ; Navari :986 [1st edition]. 252 by 152mm (10 by 6 inches).    €100
Stock No. 2626 - 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

Costumes of Chios. North Aegean

F. les de lIsle de Chio. Mallet, Allain Manesson. "F. les de l'Isle de Chio". Paris Thierry. Denys. 1683
Copper engraved illustration of female costumes in the island of Chios, from Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" 1st edition. Text to verso. Dark impression; "FIGURE CXX" inside platemark but not within the printed area.
161 by 111mm (6¼ by 4¼ inches).    €50
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