749- GRAVURA- MOREAU LE JEUNE
749- GRAVURA- MOREAU LE JEUNE- (Ah, cher Prince!….ah Seigneur, voyez à vos genoux )
Adelaide, Act 3º, scene 3 º
Simonet sculptor – 1785
DIM:- 22,50 X 15,0 CM
Jean-Michel Moreau (26 Mach 1741 – 30 November 1814), also called Moreau le Jeune (“the younger”), was a French draughtsman, illustrator and engraver
455-GRAVURA DA CATEDRAL DE COLÓNIA
ASSINADA WALTER, COM MANCHAS DE HUMIDADE
DIM:- 44 X 36 CM
471-MAPA – GRAVURA – -original SEC-XVIII- CERCA DE 1780
ROYAUME D´ANGLETERRE-PARTIE SEPTENTRIONALE
PAR M. BONNE-INGINIEUR HIDROGRAPHE DE LA MARINE
GRAVURA- SEC. XVIII
VUE DE S. PIERRE E S. PAUL AU KAMTSCHATKA
DESENHO DE BLONDELA
GRAVADO POR MASQUELIER
ATLAS DE VOYAGE DE LA PEROUSE Nº 56 – 1792
GRAVURA Nº 56
DIM:- 65 X 50 CM
LA PEROUSE, Jean François Galaup de (1741-1788).
Published by [Paris: Imprimerie De La Republique, 1797]. (1797)
About this Item: [Paris: Imprimerie De La Republique, 1797]., 1797. Atlas volume only. Folio (17 2/8 x 11 6/8 inches). Engraved title-page, portrait, large folding world map, folding map of the Pacific, 29 double-page and or folding maps and charts, and 40 engraved coastal profiles and views (lacking engraved half-title, some light soiling, browning and spotting, a few plates close-cropped). Contemporary half calf, mottled boards (spine lacking, worn). First edition. The voyage of La Perouse is “one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America. In 1785 this expedition sailed from France with La Perouse in command of two frigates; he captained the “Boussole”, while her sister ship, the “Astrolabe”, was captained by Paul-Antoine Langle. The charge to the expedition was to examine such parts of the region as had not been.
469-MAPA- GRAVURA ORIGINAL
LA CORINTHIE,LA SICYONIE,LA PHILIASIE,ET L´ACHALE.
POUR LE VOYAGE DU JEUNE ANACHARSIS
PAR BARBIÉ DU BOCAGE——JUIN 1786
LIVRE- VOYAGE- CHAP.XXXVIII
IN 4º TOME II P 349 , IN Sº TOME P. 108
PLANCHE Nº 16
MED:- moldura- 51 x 34 cm GRAV. -36 X 17 CM
Guaranteed to be over 250 years old.
A map of the ancient Greek coast of the Gulf of Corinth, Plate 16 from the 1788 edition of Barbie du Bocage’s Recueil de Cartes Geographiques Plans, Vues, et Medailles de l’Ancienne Grece, Reelatifs au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis. The map depicts the northern Peloponnese regions of Corinthia and Achaea, with adjoining parts of the Megarid, Argolid, Arcadia, Elis, Aetolia, Locris, and Boeotia. Key cities and towns in the region, including Corinth, Argos, Sicyon, and Elis are illustrated as walled enclosures.
The Recueil de Cartes Geographiques Plans, Vues, et Medailles de l’Ancienne Grece, Reelatifs au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis was an atlas published by the Paris booksellers, printmakers, and engravers Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage to accompany Jean-Jacques Barthelemy’s Voyage du jeune Anacharsis en Grèce dans le milieu du IVe siècle. The Voyage du jeune Anacharsis was an unusual work. Written as a sort of general guidebook to the cities, customs, and culture of classical Greece, it purported to be the work of the grandson of the Scythian philosopher Anacharsis, documenting his travels in Greece during the 4th century BC. This clever literary conceit allowed the real author, Barthelemy, to explore the history and society of Classical Greece in a manner that was informative, yet informal, aiming to appeal to a much broader audience than a traditional academic history. Barthelemy was a talented antiquarian, particularly in regards to the study of ancient numismatics, and although the content of his work contains numerous historical flaws, the Voyage du jeune Anacharsis was a huge success, appearing in numerous editions and reprints. Sadly Barthelemy received very little from his success, his aristocratic background marking him as a target for the Revolutionary government, who confiscated most of his wealth. Despite his economic hardships, the general public continued to hold him in high esteem, and the demand for his material on ancient Greece was the main motivation behind the publication in 1788 of the accompanying Atlas to the Voyage. The first edition of Barbie’s Recueil contained 31 plates related to Barthelemy’s text, including maps of cities and territories, plans of battles, religious sanctuaries, and public spaces, and illustrations of temples, theatres, and even coins.
Henri-Joseph Godin (1747-1834) was a French painter, engraver, and printmaker. He worked on maps for a number of atlases, as well as portraits, architectural plans, and antiquarian subjects.