A rare and beautiful view of the island of Lemnos featuring daily life, from C. Gouffier’s ‘Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce’.
Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier whose passion for ancient Greece led him to travel to the country in 1776 accompanied by an entourage of prominent artists and scholars. His monumental publication was received with enthusiasm in France. Gouffier was granted membership to the Académie Française and subsequently became the Ambassador of Constantinople.
An Eighteenth Century, attractively hand-colored engraving.
A certified, original print, guaranteed to be over 230 years old. Published in Paris.
Internal Dimensions – plate mark: 40 x 27cm
Engraving Medium: Copperplate Engraving