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Plan of the Antiquities of Athens as Surveyed by J. Stuart. 1752.
Plan of the Antiquities of Athens as Surveyed by J. Stuart. 1752.
[Drawn by A. Arrowsmith?]
[London: Elizabeth Stuart, 1794.]
Engraved map. 535 x 700mm, 21 x 27½". Small margins.
Map of Athens showing the classical buildings surveyed made by James 'Athenian' Stuart and published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by Stuart & Nicholas Revett. To Stuart's dismay the local authorities would not allow him to survey the Acropolis because of an outbreak of plague. Stuart (171388) and Revett (17201804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'. This map was published in Volume 4; the general map of Attica in the same volume was signed by Arrowsmith.
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Attica from an Actual Survey by Mr. Stuart.
Attica from an Actual Survey by Mr. Stuart.
Drawn by A. Arrowsmith. J. Walker Sculp.t.
Publish'd as the Act directs by Elizabeth Stuart Feb: 12th 1794.
Engraved map. 660 x 620mm, 26 x 24½". Folded as issued, Two tears repaired.
Map of the peninsula of Attica, the region dominated by Athens in classical times. It was drawn by Aaron Arrowsmith, one of the leading English cartographers of the period, based on the survey made by James 'Athenian' Stuart and published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by Stuart & Nicholas Revett. Stuart (171388) and Revett (17201804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'.
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The Countries Between the Caucasus and Euphrates.
The Countries Between the Caucasus and Euphrates.
London Published Jan.y 2, 1828 by A. Arrowsmith Hydrographer to His Majesty No. 10 Soho Square.
Engraved map with original outline colour, with small margins. 315 x 255mm, 12½ x 10". Slight time staining.
A map of eastern Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, northern Iraq and western Persia, published by Aaron Arrowsmith Jnr.
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[Delos.]
[Delos.]
[Drawn by A. Arrowsmith?]
[London: Elizabeth Stuart, 1794.]
Engraved map with aquatint. 530 x 370mm, 21 x 14½".
Map of the Greek island of Delos, published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by James 'Athenian' Stuart & Nicholas Revett. Delos had been the meeting place of the Delian League, a defensive group of Greek city states founded in 477BC but eventually overwhelmed and turned into the Athenian Empire by 454BC. Stuart (171388) and Revett (17201804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'. This map was published in Volume 4; the general map of Attica in the same volume was signed by Arrowsmith. The hatchuring of elevated regions has been aquatinted, an uncommon usage.
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Persia with a Part of Cabul and the adjacent countries.
Persia with a Part of Cabul and the adjacent countries.
London Published Jan.y 2, 1828 by A. Arrowsmith Hydrographer to His Majesty No. 10 Soho Square.
Engraved map with original outline colour. 270 x 290mm, 10½ x 11½". Slight time staining.
A map of Iran with parts of Iraq, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan & Pakistan, and the Persian Gulf, published by Aaron Arrowsmith Jnr.
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[Chart of Port Piraeus, and the Bay of Phalerum, &c.]
[Chart of Port Piraeus, and the Bay of Phalerum, &c.]
Drawn by A. Arrowsmith.
[London: Elizabeth Stuart, 1794.]
Engraved map by T. Foot, with large margins. 325 x 495mm, 12¾ x 19½".
Map of Piraeus (the port of Athens) with Phaleron Bay (or Faliro) the original port, superceded by the construction of Piraeus, published in the 'Antiquities of Athens and Other Monuments of Greece' by James 'Athenian' Stuart & Nicholas Revett. Stuart (171388) and Revett (17201804) joined Gavin Hamillton and Matthew Brettingham on a Grand Tour of Italy, the Balkans & Greece between 1748-55. On their return they started work on the 'Antiquities', which was the first accurate survey of the surviving classical buildings of Athens, with the first volume published in 1762, the second 1789, third 1794, fourth 1816 and fifth 1830 (nearly 80 years after the first). The work was incredibly influential, fueling the Greek revivalist style in 18th-century English architecture. The attention to detail was such that it attracted the attention of Hogarth, who satirised the work with his 'Five Orders of Periwig'. This map was published in Volume 4; the general map of Attica in the same volume was signed by Arrowsmith.
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