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Stackelberg, Otto Magnus von, Baron
View of Livadeia Boeotia. "Lébadée aujourd'hui Livadie
Greece: Paris J.F. d'Ostervald 1829-1834. Black & white lithograph of the Livadia from Stackelberg's " La Grèce. Vues Pitttoresques et Topographiques." First and only edition: double page from an unfolded edition; blank verso. Possibly the best view of Livadeia, showing its position on the slopes above the plain built between two hills the 2 springs known in mythology as "Lethe" (forgetfulness) and "Mnemosyne" (memory). Stackelberg marks the Oracle of Trophonius and the mountains Parnassus and Cirphis . Clean and bright; printed on india paper, mounted; small scratch to sky; chips to extreme edges of paper."La Grèce. Vues Pittoresques et Topographiques."was published in livraisons from 1829. It appeared in an ordinary format and also with the plates on india paper, mounted. Bound copies of the complete work often contain both formats made up from different livraisons. Complete copies with all the plates are rare; the Blackmer copy had 114 of the 126 plates [including the subtitle vignettes]. Navari states;" This is Stackelberg's chef d'oeuvre, and it is regarded by many as the most beautiful book of Greek views." In his biography of von Stackelberg, Gerhart Rodenwaldt called him the "discoverer of the [ancient] Greek landscape". Count Otto Magnus ,Baron von Stackelberg (25 July 1786 – 27 March 1837) Born in Reval (Tallinn ) Estonia. Archeologist, writer & painter. Stackelberg travelled to Italy in 1809 and there met and became friends with the archaeologist and art historian Carl Haller von Hallerstein, & the Danish archaeologists and philologists Peter Oluf B … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mary Louise Bryan/Paralos Gallery [Greece]
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