View of the Sigean Promontory with Part of the Plan of Troy taken from the Tomb of Ajax on the Rhetean Promontory.
[London: Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond-Street. W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, Cleveland-Row. 1824.]
Engraving on india. Plate 252 x 368mm. 10 x 14½". Fold, as issued
A view of Sigeion and Rhoiteion in the northern Troad region of Anatolia. The latter is known for the Tomb of Ajax, the Greek hero who had died during the Trojan wars. Probably engraved by William Skelton (1763-1848); there is reference of him in India, Asia c.1793 as a young man and then a decade later in Bosphorus c.1809. From "Museum Worsleyanum; or a Collection of Antique Basso-Relievos, Bustos, Statues, and Gems' with Views of Places in the Levant. Taken on the Spot in the Years MDCCLXXXXV. VI. and VII." This from Volume II.
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