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Athènes aux XVe, XVIe et XVIIe siècles (2 Tomes)

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Athènes aux XVe, XVIe et XVIIe siècles (2 Tomes)

by Laborde, Léon, comte de

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D' après des documents inédits. Tome premier: xviii+276 pp. Tome second: 392 pp. 25,2x16,5 cm. Chez Jules Renouard et Cie, Libraires, Paris, 1854.

Mixtes techniques d'illustration. Un des premiers livres illustrés par la photographie, contenant deux calotypes sur papier fin monté. Il contient 7 pp. de fac-similé reproduisant une description d'Athènes par un anonyme vers 1460 + 24 gravures h.t. et quelques dans le texte, sur bois, cuivre ou lithographiées, dont plusieurs repliées, avec une eau-forte originale de Ch. Méryon représentant le couvent des Capucines à Athènes, spécialement gravée pour cet ouvrage.

--- Half-leather (private binding, morocco leather), marbled endpapers. Light edgewear. Occasianal foxing. Tight binding, original paper covers are included. Pages clean of underlinings or notes. Very impressive engravings, a rare edition. (More photos are available)

--- Simon Joseph Léon Emmanuel, Marquis de Laborde (1807-1869) was a French archaeologist and politician. At the age of twenty he accompanied his father on a journey throughout most of Southern Europe and Asia Minor, drawing monuments of the East with exceptional talent. Laborde continued on to Egypt and Arabia (1828) and remained a traveller throughout his life, residing in various countries of Europe for long periods. Laborde was secretary of the French embassy in Rome, alongside Chateaubriand. However, in 1845 he gave up his diplomatic career and dedicated himself to writing historical and literary works, while remaining in charge of the antiquities in the Musée de Louvre. He published accounts of his travels in Arabia (1830) and Asia Minor (1838 -1862), as well as a study on the history of engraving. He embarked on writing ambitious works on the monuments and the libraries of Paris, but was unable to bring them to term. He also collaborated with reputable journals of the time.

In this important two-volume edition, information, descriptions and drawings by early travellers (A. Thevet, Τ.Η. Arundel, J. Carrey, P. Babin, J. Spon, A.G. Guillet, V.M. Coronelli "et alii"), as well as unpublished material, were used for the first time as a source for research on the antiquities of the city. Laborde's book remains one of the most important studies on Athenian monuments.

Ioli Vingopoulou (from the site of Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation)

--- Fils du comte Alexandre de Laborde, auteur de l'Itinéraire descriptif de l'Espagne, neveu de deux des compagnons infortunés de Lapérouse, Léon-Emmanuel-Simon-Jacques de Laborde naquit dans un milieu où les travaux intellectuels étaient à l'honneur. À l'âge de dix-huit ans, il fit un voyage en Orient, d'abord en compagnie de son père puis seul, et en rapporta les éléments de son Voyage de l'Arabie Pétrée (1830-1833) abondamment illustré à l'aide de ses propres dessins. Secrétaire d'ambassade à Rome (1828-1829), à Londres (1830-1831) puis à Cassel, il entreprit de mener parallèlement une carrière politique, assez décevante d'ailleurs, et une carrière scientifique. Membre de l'Institut en 1842, conservateur des Antiques au musée du Louvre de 1845 à 1848, puis des collections du Moyen Âge et de la Renaissance de 1850 à 1854, il devint en 1857 directeur général des archives de l'Empire. Admirateur passionné de l'art de la fin du Moyen Âge et du XVIe siècle, il s'efforça d'enrichir en ce sens les collections nationales, se heurtant souvent, de la part des purs admirateurs de l'art antique, à une incompréhension qui ne fut pas étrangère à son départ du Louvre. Il s'intéressa aussi à l'histoire de la gravure, aux origines de l'imprimerie, au mécénat des ducs de Bourgogne et certains de ses travaux sont encore d'une consultation courante.

Jean-René Gaborit, conservateur général chargé du département des Sculptures, musée du Louvre

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Title
Athènes aux XVe, XVIe et XVIIe siècles (2 Tomes)
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Laborde, Léon, comte de
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Chez Jules Renouard et Cie, Libraires
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Date Published
1854
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19th century, Middle Ages, Athens, Greece, Greek History, Engravings, Prints

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