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Stackelberg, Otto Magnus von, Baron
Messolonghi. "Messalonghi
Greece: Paris J.F. d'Ostervald 1829-1834. Black & white lithograph of Mesalonghi from Stackelberg's " La Grèce. Vues Pitttoresques et Topographiques." First and only edition: single page; blank verso. The view shows the town from the marshes with the mountains behind. This is probably one of the few views of the whole town, famous for the seige there during the war of Independence and where Lord Byron met his death. Bright and generally clean; one spot within the image, lower left corner; wide margins, some chips to edges ."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 Brondsted and Georg Koes, whom persuaded Stackelberg to accompany them on their trip to Gr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mary Louise Bryan/Paralos Gallery [Greece]
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