Auction 142, Lot 554

"Plan de l'Ile de Delos", Choiseul-Gouffier, Comte de

Subject: Greece

Period: 1776 (dated)

Publication: Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.3 x 13.5 inches
21.1 x 34.3 cm

A superb chart of the island of Delos, one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. It was the mythological birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and its archaeological ruins are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. The map provides an excellent view of the topography, temples and ruins. It is embellished with a compass rose and a decorative title cartouche. Engraved by J. Perrier.

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Condition: A

Faint damp stains in blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $240

Closed on 11/28/2012

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