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Dapper, Olfert. The Grave of Diogenes the Cynic "Het Graf von Diogenes Cynikus. " Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals
Copper engraved view of the grave of Diogenes Cynikus. Set in a page of Dutch text[page 51] from Olfert Dapper's" Naukeurige Beschryving van Morea" 1688. Single page; folio; text to verso Dark impression, wide margins.

There is only one edition of Olfert Dapper's "Naukeurige Beschryving van Morea" with Dutch text published in 1688. Digenes Cynikus the" Dog "philosopher was born in Sinope c 412BC and died at Corinth in 323, some say on the same day as Alexander the Great. The significance of this was because of the famous exchange between them, probably at the Isthmian games where Diogenes told Alexander not to stand in his light{ between him and the Sun] to which Alexander is meant to have replied "If I were not Alexander. I would be Diogenes"
130 by 165mm (5 by 6½ inches).   ref: 1018  €30

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