Ansichten aus Griechenland

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Article ID B0219


Ansichten aus Griechenland


Book with a title page, 30 views with extra description in German and French of Greece such as Athens, Argos, Acropolis, Thebes, Corinth, Temple Minerva, the Temple Parthenon and many more.


ca. 1840


Frommel (1789-1863)

Carl Ludwig Frommel was a German draftsman, etcher, copper and steel engraver, professor in Karlsruhe and director of the Grand Ducal Picture Gallery.

Historical Description

Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and the Olympic Games. From the eighth century B.C., the Greeks were organised into various independent city-states, known as poleis (singular polis), which spanned the entire Mediterranean region and the Black Sea. Philip of Macedon united most of the Greek mainland in the fourth century BC, with his son Alexander the Great rapidly conquering much of the ancient world, from the eastern Mediterranean to India. Greece was annexed by Rome in the second century B.C., becoming an integral part of the Roman Empire and its successor, the Byzantine Empire, which adopted the Greek language and culture. The Greek Orthodox Church, which emerged in the first century A.D., helped shape modern Greek identity and transmitted Greek traditions to the wider Orthodox World. After falling under Ottoman dominion in the mid-15th century, Greece emerged as a modern nation state in 1830 following a war of independence.

Dimensions (cm)24 x 16,5 cm
ConditionBinding in hardcover with leather embossed in gold
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueSteel engraving


127.50 €

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