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The Defence on the Pruth June 1821.

<em>Athanasius of Agrapha defending himself on the Pruth.</em> HESS, PETER VON. "Athanasius of Agrapha defending himself on the Pruth." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of Athanasios of Agrapha on the Pruth from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez, and below, sails and naval instruments.

Edward Blaquière in "The Greek Revoltion its origin & progress"[ London 1824] writes:
"The conduct of Anastasius was not less distinguished by the heroism and courage he displayed in opposing a large Turkish division with the detachment left under his command by Cantacuzene.Having began to prepare entrenchments round the position he occupied near the Pruth only a part of these were completed when he was attacked by the Turks to the number of twelve thousand, Though his small corps scarcely exceeded five hundred men Anastasius continued to defend himself for three days during which the enemy made every effort to dislodge him. Nor was it until he saw half his soldiers lying dead the rest without a single round of ammunition and himself wounded that he could be induced to retreat. When this was determined on Anastasius and his brave companions plunged into the river and swam to the opposite bank where they were received with open arms by the Russian out posts who had witnessed their heroism and intrepidity. It was ascertained that besides a great number of wounded four thousand of the Turks were slain on this occasion though memorable " Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
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Stock No. 1941 - Philhellenic full description

Konstantin Petimezas.

<em> Death of Konstantne  Petmezas</em> HESS, PETER VON. " Death of Konstantne Petmezas" Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of the death of Constantine Petmezas from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.
Konstantinos Petimezas
He was born in 1764 in Soudena near Kalavryta. He had a brother Anagnostis and was descended from the historic Petmezades family. He left after his father was assassinated in 1804 to Zakynthos and became a Russian army officer. He entered the Filiki Etaireia and took part of the Siege of Tripoli, Battle of Levidi, Battle of Nafplio, and the Siege of Patras. He took part in the national council of Astros. In the civil war, he teamed up with Theodoros Kolokotronis.
He died in 1824 at Corinth Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
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Stock No. 1937 - Philhellenic full description

Gouras at Marathon.

<em>Gouras conquers at Marathon.</em> HESS, PETER VON. "Gouras conquers at Marathon." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of Ioannis Gouras from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez, and below, sails and naval instruments.

Joannis Gouras was famous for fighting alongside Odysseus Androutsos at the Battle of Vassilika, near Thermopylae. Later he would arrest Androutsos during the civil war that broke out between the various factions. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
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Stock No. 1938 - Philhellenic full description

Iakovos "Yiakoumakis" Tombazis

<em>I. Tombasis, burning a Turkish ship of the line</em> HESS, PETER VON. "I. Tombasis, burning a Turkish ship of the line" Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Iakovos Tombaziz from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.
Iakovos "Yiakoumakis" Tombazis c. 1782-1829) was a merchant and ship-owner from the Greek island of Hydra who became the first Admiral of the Greek Navy, during the Greek War of Independence.
In 1818, he was initiated into the Filiki Eteria, which was preparing the ground for the revolt. When the war broke out, his fellow islanders made Tombazis admiral of the fleet of Hydra. He took part in several clashes against the Sultan's Navy in the eastern Aegean and soon realized that the Greek warships, being mostly converted and armed merchantmen, could not face the Ottoman ships of the line in conventional combat. He therefore proposed the use of fireships instead, and sent Dimitrios Papanikolis to burn the Turkish frigate Moving Mountain anchored at Eresos on Lesbos. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
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Stock No. 1926 - Philhellenic full description

Georgios Karaiskakis

<em>Karaskakis beats the Turks at Arachova.</em> HESS, PETER VON. "Karaskakis beats the Turks at Arachova." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Georgios Karaiskakis after the Battle of Arachova, from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.
Georgios Karaiskakis (born Georgios Iskos , 1780 or1782 – 1827)
During the early stages of the war, Karaiskakis served in the militia in the Morea (Peloponnese). Karaiskakis's reputation grew during the middle and latter stages of the war. He helped to lift the first siege of Missolonghi in 1823, and did his best to save the town from its second siege in 1826.
His most famous victory was at Arachova, where his army together with other revolutionary leaders, crushed a force of Turkish and Albanian troops under Mustafa Bey and Kehagia Bey.
In 1827, Karaiskakis participated in the failed attempt to raise the siege of Athens, and attempted to prevent the massacre of the Turkish garrison stationed in the convent of Saint Spyridon in Piraeus.
He was killed in action on his Greek name day, 23 April 1827, after being fatally wounded by a rifle shell in battle. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
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Stock No. 1927 - Philhellenic full description

Andreas Londos at Vostitza.

<em>Londos overcomes 3000 Turks by hunger at Vostitza</em>. HESS, PETER VON. "Londos overcomes 3000 Turks by hunger at Vostitza." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of Andreas Londos at Vostitza, from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.

iAndreas Londos Born in Vostitsa in 1786, he was initiated into the Filiki Eteria in 1818 and was one of the first military leaders to raise the banner of revolt in the Peloponnese.
On 23 March 1821, he and 400 Greek fighters marched on Vostitsa. Hearing rumours of a general insurrection, the Turks fled across the Gulf of Corinth and took refuge at Amfissa. The Greeks captured the town without a fight. Leaving 200 men as a garrison, Londos then marched on Patras to join the siege of the city's fortress. Image bright and clean.
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Stock No. 1935 - Philhellenic full description

Yannis Makriyannis

<em>Makrojannis defending himself at the Piraeeus</em> HESS, PETER VON. "Makrojannis defending himself at the Piraeeus" Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Yannis Makriyannis from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.
The image shows Makroyannis with knife in hand with a Turk at his mercy; in the background can be seen the Acropolis of Athens.

Yannis Makriyannis 1797–1864.
After Athens was captured by Ibrahim Pasha in June 1826, Makriyannis helped organise the defence of the Acropolis, and became the provisional commander of the garrison after the death of the commander, Yannis Gouras. He managed to repel a fierce assault against the Odeon of Herodes Atticus on 7 October, and during the defence of the Acropolis, he sustained heavy injures three times, to the head and to the neck.[2] These wounds troubled him for the remainder of his life, but they did not dissuade him from taking part in the last phase of the war: in the spring of 1827 he took part in the battles of Piraeus and the battle of Analatos. Image bright and clean; a few light spots to blank borders.
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Stock No. 1931 - Philhellenic full description

Mavrocordatos at Missolonghi.

Mavrocordatos defends Missolonghi. HESS, PETER VON. J.B. Kuhn after Peter von Hess. Mavrocordatos defends Missolonghi. "Mavrocordtos defends Missolonghi victoriously". Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Alexander Mavrocordatos on the walls of Missolonghi from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez and below, sails and naval instruments.
The image shows Mavrocordatos on the walls of Missolonghi, looking out to sea as a canon is pulled into position.

The first siege of Missolonghi ,October 25 – December 31, 1822 was laid after the Battle of Peta ,Omer Vryonis initially tried to take the town by negotiations, against the opinion of Reşid Mehmed and Yussuf Pasha of Patras. The besieged Greeks took advantage of this, dragging the negotiations out until November 8, when they were reinforced by sea with over 1,500 fighters. Then the Ottomans realized their mistake, and resumed the siege in earnest. After a month of bombardment and sorties, the main Ottoman assault was set for the night of December 24, before Christmas, calculating that the Greeks would be caught by surprise. The Greeks however were warned by Vryonis' Greek secretary, and the attack failed. The siege was subsequently lifted on December 31.
Missolonghi remained under Greek control, and resisted another Ottoman attempt at its capture a year later. Its resistance achieved wider fame when Lord Byron arrived there, dying in the town of fever in April 1824. The city was besieged for a third and final time, resisting both Ottoman and Egyptian armies for almost a year, until its final fall on April 10, 1826. Image bright and clean; spotting to blank borders; short tear (15mm) at upper edge.
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Stock No. 1924 - Philhellenic full description

Odysseas Androutsos.

<em>Odysseus and Guras are defeating the Turks at Fontana.</em> HESS, PETER VON. "Odysseus and Guras are defeating the Turks at Fontana." Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Odysseas Androutsos from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments.

Odysseas Androutsos 1788–1825.
Androutsos joined the Turkish army of Ali Pasha and became an officer; however, in 1818 he joined the Filiki Eteria which was planning the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman Empire.
in the Summer of 1821 Odysseus with Gouras had a famous victory against 5000 Turks at Fontana close to Livadia; having ambushed the Turkish advance of 300 horses they were attacked by the full force of the Turks on 31st August. Gouras rallied the Greeks as they were being overpowered and they eventually routed the Turks, leaving 1200 of them on the field. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
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Stock No. 1930 - Philhellenic full description

Dimitrios Panourgias takes Acrokorinthos.

<em>Panurias conquers Acro Corinthos</em> HESS, PETER VON. "Panurias conquers Acro Corinthos" Munich H. Kohler c1835
Tinted lithograph, with modern colour, of Dimitrios Panourgiasitaking Acrokorinthos from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez, and below, sails and naval instruments.

The image shows Panourgias at Korinth beside the ruins of the temple of Apollo, directing the forces as they fight the turks coming down from Acrokorinthos in the background.

Dimitrios Panourgias 1754-1834 born Dimitrios Xiros in the village of Dremissa, Phocis.
On March 24, 1821 he started the Revolution in Salona and later collaborated with Athanasios Diakos and Dyovouniotis in order to halt Omer Vryonis from advancing further into Roumeli. Panourgias with his band was to defend the hills of Chalkomata, near Thermopylae, but was seriously wounded during the fights and had to withdraw.

He participated in January, 1822 at the 1st National Assembly at Epidauros as Salona representative and was the most important negotiator during the surrender of Acrocorinth to the Greek forces in 1822. He retired from military operations some months later, after he handed the leadership of his militia band to his son, Nakos Panourgias. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders.
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Stock No. 1939 - Philhellenic full description


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