Lot 32 - MARIE GABRIEL FLORENT AUGUSTE DE CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER – VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DE LA GRECE

32- MARIE GABRIEL FLORENT AUGUSTE DE CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER – VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DE LA GRECE

First edition. J.J. Blaise, Paris, 1782-1809-1822. 3 volumes; 1st volume 204 p., 2nd volume 346 p., 3rd volume 171 p., 52.5x34.5 cm. 285 engravings on 170 plates, 3 folding and 7 double-page maps. In its contemporary binding with a ribbed leather spine and marbled covers. In superb condition. Atabey 241, Blackmer 342, Brunet 1847, Weber 571.

ONE OF THE MAIN CORNERSTONES OF OTTOMAN LIBRARY AS WELL AS ANCIENT GREECE LIBRARY…

TRAVELOGUE OF THE JOURNEY OF THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR IN ISTANBUL TO GREECE, AEGEAN, WESTERN ANATOLIA AND ISTANBUL…

THIS BOOK CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO THE REVIVAL OF EUROPE’S INTEREST IN ANCIENT GREEKS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL WORKS AT EARLY 19TH CENTURY...

A VIBRANT AND FLOWING EXPRESSION OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL INFORMATION AS WELL AS DIFFERENT CULTURES LIVING TOGETHER IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE…

285 ENGRAVINGS ON 170 PLATES, 3 OF WHICH ARE FOLDABLE AND 7 ARE DOUBLE-PAGE MAPS…

MANY OF THE ENGRAVINGS IN THIS BOOK WERE USED IN LATER TRAVEL BOOKS, IN THAT SENSE IT WAS A MILESTONE FOR TRAVELOGUES...

A VERY IMPORTANT AND RARE MASTERPIECE IN LARGE FORMAT (52,5X34,5 CM)… 

IN SUPERB CONDITION…

Estimate: 10.043 - 14.347 EU    

Starting Bid: 6.313 EU

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