1786 Bocage Map of Elis and Triphylia in Ancient Greece (Olympia and First Olympic Games)
Description: This lovely little map of Elis and Triphylia, in western Ancient Greece, was prepared by M. Barbie de Bocage in 1786 for the “Travels of Anarcharsis”. Taken from the early D’Anville map. The sanctuary at Olympia, located in this kingdom, was the home of the original Olympic Games in 776 B.C.E.
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Cartographer: Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage (1760 - 1825) and his son Jean-Guillaume Barbie du Bocage (1795 - 1848) were French cartographers and cosmographers active in Paris during late 18th and early 19th centuries. The elder Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis, was trained as a cartographer and engraver in the workshops of mapmaking legend J. B. B. d'Anville. At some point Jean Denis held the post of Royal Librarian of France and it was through is associations with d'Anville that the d'Anville collection of nearly 9000 maps was acquired by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The younger Barbie du Bocage, Jean-Guillaume, acquired a position shortly afterwards at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, in time, became its head, with the title of Geographe du Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres. Click here for a list of rare maps by the Barbie du Bocage family.
Size: Printed area measures 8 in height x 9 inches in width (20.32 x 22.86 centimeters)
Condition: Fine or Perfect condition.
Code: Elis-white-1793 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
© Geographicus Rare Antique Maps, Kevin Brown, 2/9/2014