Auction 126, Lot 616

"La Laconie et l'Isle de Cythere…", Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis

Subject: Greece

Period: 1795 (circa)

Publication: Les Voyages du jeune Anacharsis en Greece

Color: Hand Color

8.2 x 10.5 inches
20.8 x 26.7 cm

An attractive small chart of the southern end of the Peloponnese showing the island of Kythera and the Gulf of Laconia. Published in an imaginary travel journal by Jean Jacques Barthelemy set in ancient Greece, the title translates to The Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece.


Condition: A

A nice impression with folds as issued. There are a couple of tiny worm holes in the upper margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/3/2008