Item #5000915 Travels in the Morea. William Martin LEAKE.
Travels in the Morea.
Travels in the Morea.
Travels in the Morea.
Travels in the Morea.
Travels in the Morea.
Travels in the Morea.
Travels in the Morea.
Travels in the Morea.
Travels in the Morea.

Travels in the Morea.

London: John Murray, 1830.

Three volumes, octavo, with a large folding map, 17 engraved maps and plans, and 12 lithographed plates of inscriptions; a fine set in mid-nineteenth-century polished crimson calf, spines ornately panelled in gilt between raised bands, double labels, marbled endpapers and edges.

The Peloponnese explored and recorded

First edition. Leake was one of the first Western scholars to systematically explore and document the Peloponnese after the end of Ottoman rule in Greece. His meticulous recording of his travels encompasses topographical features, archaeological sites, historical monuments, and local customs, and forms a valuable resource for understanding the history and geography of the Peloponnese, even today. His work laid the foundation for much subsequent research.

First edition. Leake was one of the first Western scholars to systematically explore and document the Peloponnese after the end of Ottoman rule in Greece. His meticulous recording of his travels encompasses topographical features, archaeological sites, historical monuments, and local customs, and forms a valuable resource for understanding the history and geography of the Peloponnese, even today. His work laid the foundation for much subsequent research.

'A fascinating work, full of interesting detail, as are all Leake's works. Particular attention is paid to Mycenae and Tiryns, and the plates include plans of both, as well as the beehive tomb at Mycenae...' (Blackmer).

Provenance: Stewart Dawson, by gift to Henry Hallam Parr (inscribed "from his friend Stewart Dawson. On his leaving Eton. Easter 1863"); later signature of G.A.G. Young.

Atabey, 691; Blackmer, 974.

Condition Report: Two short tears to folds of the large map, otherwise excellent.

Price (AUD): $4,850.00

US$3,224.80   Other currencies

Ref: #5000915

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