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STADEMANN, Ferdinand.

Panorama Von Athen

an Ort und stelle aufgenommen und herausgegeben von Ferdinand Stademann, koniglich bayerischen geheimen Registrator des Staatsrath's und vormaligem expedirenden geheimen Secretaire der Regentschaft des Konigreich's Griechenland.

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Munich, Wild, 1841

A superb visual record of nineteenth-century Athens. The ten large contiguous plates form a magnificent view of Athens as viewed from the Acropolis which, if joined together, would measure 45.5 by 580 cm. Ferdinand Stademann, a Bavarian, was a member of the Regency that governed Greece during Otto I's minority (1832-35) holding the office of Secretary of State. His Panorama von Athen was intended as a tribute to both Athens and Otto himself.

The work is scarce and appears only rarely on the market. The present copy is particularly desirable having all the text and the full set of fragile overlays.



First edition. Landscape folio (67 x 54.5 cm), title-page printed in blue and black with pictorial lithograph vignette (restoration to edges and corners not touching text), dedication leaf with pictorial headpiece (long tear into text repaired not affecting sense), subscribers leaf (preface to verso), leaf of contents,14-page explanation of the panorama, engraved plan of Athens, 6 lithograph views of Athens on india paper by Lebaché after Lange, the panorama on 10 lithograph sheets by Lebaché after Stademann, each with onion skin overlays showing the prospect in outline with key numbers, plates 1, 3, and 4 with very short tears to fore-margin repaired, not touching image, well preserved in modern blue morocco-backed cloth portfolio with leather label to upper cover, ties.


Blackmer 1595; Weber 1142.

Stock ID:97355

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