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CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de.

PLAN du PORT ST. ANTOINE Sur L’ile de LEMNOS.

Pl. 42.

Published: Paris. 1782

Stock code: 54791

Price: £145

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A pretty map of the port of St. Antoine on the island of Lemnos. Vineyards and agricultural land marked, depths at sea shown. Decorative title cartouche in bottom left showing an anchor. Scale and compass in bottom right. In 1776 Choiseul-Gouffier and the artist J.B. Hilaire joined a cartographic survey of the Mediterranean. Volume I of Voyage Pittoresque, his account of their tour of the Greek islands, the coast of Asia Minor, and of his travels on the mainland, was immediately acclaimed on publication in 1778. According to Brunet, it was incontestably the most beautiful production of this kind seen until then. Choiseul-Gouffier’s work offered for the first time, illustrations of remote places that complemented the scrupulously researched narrative.

Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition with good wide margins. Size: 21 x 34 cm.

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