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Scarce Map of the Peloponnesus.

Beauvau, H. Baron de.; engraved by Jean Appier Hanzelet, of Lorraine, Jean Appier Hanzelet, of Lorraine, Peloponnesus. "Moree." Nancy Jacob Garnich. 1615,1619
Copper engraved map of the Peloponnesus from Beauveu's "Relation Journalière du voyage du Levant". Black & white, set above key and text; text to verso.
The finely engraved map shows the whole of the Peloponnesus and the surrounding islands including the coast of continental Greece, the gulf of Corinth, the Saronic gulf, Attica and some of the islands of the Archipelago.
the key identifies numbers engraved within the map, mainly the islands but also Athens, Sunium and Lepanto. Dark impression, including ink spot within sea.

Henri de Beauvau,

a soldier and diplomat, fought the Turks in Hungary first in the service of Emperor Rudolph III, and then under the elector of Bavaria. He embarked upon this journey in 1605, regarding it as a diplomatic venture rather than a pilgrimage. The work first appeared without illustrations in an octavo format in 1608. The first illustrated edition was published in 1615, by Garnich.

Jean Appier Hanzelet, of Lorraine, is best known for his book on pyrotechnics with memorable illustrations in a kindred style.
Zacharakis:251/140; Atabey 85; this edition not in Blackmer (cf. 106 for first illustrated edition); Brunet I.724 (s.v Beauveau) 102 by 153mm (4 by 6 inches).   ref: 2759  €500

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