Antique Maps of Greece

An Accurate Map of the Morea together with the Neighbouring Countries in Greece; also, the Islands in the Archipelago and Aegean Seas.

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BOWEN, Emanuel.

Origin: London, 1748.

A map of Greece and Crete, shows the many islands of the Aegean and Cyclades. Issued in John Harris's 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca', or 'A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels'.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning, otherwise fine.

Size: 225 x 330mm (8¾ x 13 inches).

Reference: 9404

Price: £90

Athens.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Baldwin & Cradock, 1832.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J. Henshall, with prospect views on three sides of the map, also inset a plan of the Acropolis, with elevations below. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, some nicks to edges, trimmed close with no loss at bottom margin, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 340 x 400mm (13½ x 15¾ inches).

Reference: 10650

Price: £48

Athens.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chas. Knight, [1844].

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, drawn by W.B.Clarke and engraved by J. Henshall, with prospect views on three sides of the map, also inset a plan of the Acropolis, with elevations below. Published in 1844 by Chas. Knight for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 340 x 400mm (13½ x 15¾ inches).

Reference: 10678

Price: £50

Cette Carte est faite pour l'inteligence des affaires des Turcs et des Venitiens dans le Peloponese aujourd'huy La Morée et les Isles de Zante, Cefalonie, Ste. Maure, Cerigo, & c.

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FER, Nicolas de.

Origin: Paric, 1705.

A superbly engraved and detailed map of Peloponnesus, Southern Greece. Shows also the islands of Cephalonia, Zakinthos, Spetsai and Idhra. With insets of the fortifications at Patra, Sparte and Modon.

Condition: Original colour; trimmed close at top edge by binder, without loss of printed surface, light age-toning and minor water staining to margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 415 x 520mm (16¼ x 20½ inches).

Reference: 12320

Price: £250

Grae:cia, So:phia:ni.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1624, Latin text edition.

Greece and western Turkey, drawn by Ortelius after the map by Nikolaus Sophianos c.1540.

Condition: Finely coloured; old tear extending almost the full height of the page, expertly repaired when in the atlas using old paper, otherwise good.

Size: 355 x 500mm (14 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 10245

Price: £490

Greece.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London,J & F Tallis, 1851.

The Peloponnese, with engraved vignettes including; an ancient war chariot, corsairs off Curfu and the Temple of Jupiter Olympus at Athens. Published in the 'Illustrated Atlas' (of world) 1851. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall fine condition.

Size: 250 x 315mm (9¾ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 7467

Price: £56

Turkey in Europe, and Greece.

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CRUCHLEY, George Frederick.

Origin: London, 1854.

A map of the Balkans in the nineteenth century, shows and names Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Herzegovinia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. Published in Cruchley's 'General Atlas for the use of Schools and Private Tuition'. Dedication to the Prince of Wales.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; light toning and soiling to the centrefold and minor spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 450 x 350mm (17¾ x 13¾ inches).

Reference: 9636

Price: £23

[Hellas]. Greece.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1627-76.

First published 1627 for Speed's Prospect of the World, the map has an English text description of Greece on verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; short repaired tear in the lower margin, light age-toning to the margins, otherwise a superb example of the 1676 edition printed on thicker paper; a dark impression.

Size: 395 x 510mm (15½ x 20 inches).

Reference: 10248

Price: £780