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De L'isle: Ancient Greece

De L'isle: Ancient Greece
De L'isle: Ancient Greece
Guillaume De L'Isle.
Graeciae Pars Meridionalis I.Ii Craecia Antiqua [&] Graeciae Pars Septentionalis.
Published 12th May. 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, No. 53, Fleet Street, London.
Engraving with original outline colour.  Two sheets, each 475 x 645mm. Slight staining in the central fold of both maps and damage to the margins outside the platemark.
Fascinating and detailed copper plate two sheet map of Ancient Greece. Greece then stretched from the Adriatic to the Black Sea, published in J. B. B. D'Anville's atlas Complete Body of Ancient Geography. The main title is in a decorative cartouche on sheet one.
Guillaume de L'Isle and his family were perhaps the foremost French map makers of the 18th Century; Laurie and Whittle took over the publishing business of Robert Sayer at 53 Fleet Street on his death in 1794.

£350
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