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

Plan d’un Partie de L’Ile de Metelin.

Map of part of the Island of Lesbos.

Published: Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece. Paris. 1782.

Stock code: 53861

Price: £145

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Map of the South Eastern part of Lesbos, around the port of Mytilene. Inset close up of port at top 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 its 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. Good wide margins. Very good condition. Size: 21 x 34 cm. (8 x 13 inches).

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