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

Ruines du Temple de Mars.

Published: Paris. 1782

Stock code: 53869

Price: £175

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View of Turkish villagers relaxing and playing music in front of the ruins of a Roman Temple. This plate is from Volume I of Choiseul-Gouffier’s Voyage Pittoresque, a cartographic survey of the Mediterranean and an account of his tour (with the artist, J.B. Hilaire) of Greece, the Greek islands, and the coast of Asia Minor. 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. Fine condition. Size: 34 x 21 cm.

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