Auction 124, Lot 553

"[Lot of 2] Plan d'Athenes [and] Plan des Environs d'Athenes", Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis

Subject: Greece, Athens

Period: 1791 (published)

Publication: Les Voyages du jeune Anacharsis en Greece

Color: Hand Color

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Fine pair of plans of the city of Athens in ancient times. The first shows the city with a clear depiction of the roads and city walls (12.8 x 8"). The second depicts the environs of Athens to include the port at Piraeus with the Long Walls that connect the two cities (8 x 6.3"). These plans were published in an imaginary travel journal by Jean Jacques Barthelemy, a historical fiction set in ancient Greece with a title that translates to The Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece.


Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 5/7/2008