Horner, Johan Jakob. Gallery of Greek Antiquities "Bilder des Griechischen Alterhums" Zürich Orell, Füssli und Comp 1823
4to.[πii] 1-124, 131, 14-234, lithographed additional title and 71 plates and maps numbered 1-72 (nos 14 &15 used for the folding plate of Athens) Black & white lithographs. Some spotting throughout effecting some text and plates Plate XiX heavily spotted. Quarter calf gilt over marbled boards. Head of spine repaired, joints rubbed.
The work consists of a series of articles about ancient Greek life, monuments and antiquities, each accompanied by a plate. The plates show views, maps, monuments and statues. A number of the plates are signed by I Brodtman and are new lithographic versions of earlier plates; some of the architectural plates are after Stuart & Revett. Other of the plates are after Leake ,Pirenesi ,Visconti Choisel Gouffier &c
The view of Athens ( plates XIV & XV) shows the Acropolis above the busy Ottoman town, with many minarets showing the fortified walls and the Roman antiquities, and looking across the sea to the Peloponnesus. An unusual view.
Blackmer/ Navari: 830 (this copy); Blackmer/Sotheby's 694. 300 by 235mm (11¾ by 9¼ inches).
ref: 1958 €3000