Vue de l'Interior de la Grotte d'Antiparos.
Lithograph rare with very large margins. Printed area 240 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾").
The interior to the cave of Antiparos, used for shelter since the Neolithic period, visited by Archilochus of Paros, the Marquis de Nointal (French ambassador in Istanbul in the 1670s), Byron and Otto, first king of Greece. Here vistors use blazing torches to view the stalactites and stalagmites. The view was published in a Brussels edition of Choiseul-Gouffier's 'Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce', but which also contained Melling's 'Voyage pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore'.
[Ref: 35157] £240.00