Auction 127, Lot 626

"[Lot of 2] L'Attique, la Megaride et Partie de l'Isle d'Eubee… [and] L'Argolide l'Epidaurie, la Trezenie l'Hermionide, l'Isle d'Egine et la Cynurie…", Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis

Subject: Greece

Period: 1791 (published)

Publication: Les Voyages du jeune Anacharsis en Greece

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 6.8 inches
27.4 x 17.3 cm

Nice pair of maps that cover the ancient region of the Saronic Gulf. The first map covers the area north and east of the gulf with Attica, Megaris, and a part of the island of Euboea. The cities of Athens, Megaris, and Thebes are prominently located. The second map covers the region to the southwest of the gulf and the Isthmus of Corinth. The cities of Sparta, Argos, Corinth and Trezene are shown, along with a well-developed road system. These 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.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/25/2009

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