CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de.
Ruines d’un Temple à Euromus.
Ruins of a temple at Euromus. Pl. 105.
A pretty scene in which locals gather around the ruined temple of Zeus at Euromus in modern-day Turkey. 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.
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Copper engraving. Later colour. Very good condition despite a small hole in right margin, not affecting image. Good wide margins. Size: 34.5 x 21 cm.