J.D. Barbie du Bocage emendavit et auxit, 1819 [-1822].
Engraved map. Printed area 410 x 57mm (16 x 22½"). Slight spotting.
A map of the Troad (Biga or the Plains of Troy) drawn by Louis-François Cassas during his travels around the Levant, at the height of the search for the Troy of the 'Iliad'. Here both 'Old' Troy and 'New' Troy are marked: it was eventually deduced that it was New Troy (near Hisarlik) that was the city described by Homer. It was published in the posthumous second volume of Marie Gabriel de Choiseul-Gouffier's 'Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece', which focused on the Troad, published 1822.
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