Antique engraved map on laid paper shown in the corresponding images. This map, "Carte de la plaine de Troie levee en 1786 et 1787," was excised from Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier's "Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce" (1782-1842).
This folding plate depicts the topography of the region of Troy, and features Alexandria Troas, Kara Dag (Black Mountain), Tenedos, and the Aegean Sea.
The artist is credited as Jean-Denis Barbie, and the cartographer as Louis-Francois Cassas.
Condition / Notes: This map, measuring approximately 26 1/2" x 20", displays some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning concentrated in the margins and at the extremities, minor chipping, and two small closed tears at the foot.
Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier (27 September 1752, Paris – 20 June 1817, Aix-la-Chapelle) was a member of the Académie française and the Choiseul-Gouffier family, French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1784 until the fall of the French monarchy and a scholar of ancient Greece.
Jean-Denis Barbié said Barbié Bocage , born April 28 1760 in Paris and died in that city on 28 December 1825 Is a geographer and French cartographer, Dean of the Faculty of Letters of Paris, member of the Institute.
Louis-François Cassas, born on June 3, 1756, was a distinguished French landscape painter, sculptor, architect, archeologist and antiquary born at Azay-le-Ferron, in the Indre Department of France. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Providence: This map is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas.