Item ABC/225 - Antiquities of Athens - Selection of Plates; edited by Cornelius Gurlitt

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ABC/225

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Antiquities of Athens - Selection of Plates; edited by Cornelius Gurlitt

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  • 1922 (Creation)

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1 volume

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(1713-2 Feb 1788)

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Painter and architect
ODNB Entry: https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26708

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(1721–1804)

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A British architect, Revett is best known for his work with James "Athenian" Stuart documenting the ruins of ancient Athens.
ODNB Entry: https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/23395

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A collection of antique buildings, mainly from Greece. It contains 116 plates with drawings, plans, and measurements of buildings and architectural structures. Buildings included are: Partheon, Athens; Temple of Erechteum, Athens; Propylaea, Athens; Temple of Theseus, Athens; Temple of Jupiter Olympus; Dionysos Theatre, Athens; Gate of Macellum (Market Hall), Athens; Temple of Ilissus, Athens; Colonnade of the Oilmarket, Athens; Tower of the Winds, Athens; Lysicrates Monument, Athens; Arch of Hadrian, Athens; Gate of Hadrian's Aqueduct, Athens; Monument of Philopappus, Athens; Bridge over the Ilissus, Athens; Doric Temple, Corinth; Incantada, Salonica; Doric Temples, Delos; Portico of Philip of Macedone, Delos; Amphitheatre, Pola; Temple of Roma and Augustus, Pola; Arch of Triumph of Sergius, Pola.

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  • English

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Good overall contidiont, spine slightly scuffed

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