Auction 125, Lot 647

"[Lot of 3] Elis and Triphylia, with the Island of Zacynthus [and] Laconia, and the Island of Cythera [and] Mr. Wood's View of Ancient Troas…",

Subject: Greece

Period: 1753-1817 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 8.5 inches
32 x 21.6 cm

These three maps are from eighteenth century works on Greece during the classical period. The first two, by Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage, 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. The third map by Robert Woods was engraved by D. Lizars. Robert Woods traveled in the region in 1750 and published two pioneering works on archeology. Size varies slightly.


Condition: B+

There is a hint of faint offsetting, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 9/24/2008