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Description: This fine large original antique map of Sparta and surrounding area, Greece - was engraved in 1783 - dated - and was published by Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage in his Voyage Anacharsis (The Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece)published between 1781 - 1788.
Voyage Anacharsis is an illustrative account of the travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, during the middle of the fourth century before the Christian era.
Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage (1760 - 1825)and his son Jean-Guillaume Barbie du Bocage (1795 - 1848) were French cartographers and cosmographers active in Paris during late 18th and early 19th centuries. The elder Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis, was trained as a cartographer and engraver in the workshops of mapmaking legend J. B. B. d'Anville. At some point Jean Denis held the post of Royal Librarian of France and it was through is associations with d'Anville that the d'Anville collection of nearly 9000 maps was acquired by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The younger Barbie du Bocage, Jean-Guillaume, acquired a position shortly afterwards at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, in time, became its head, with the title of Geographe du Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable Paper color: - White Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 15 1/2in x 9 1/2in (400mm x 240mm) Plate size: - 12 1/2in x 8in (310mm x 200mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - None