Monuments Antiques; Releves Et Resaures Par Les Architects pensionnaires de l'Academie de France a Rome Notices Archeologiques Par Victor Chapot. Hector D'Esouy.
Monuments Antiques; Releves Et Resaures Par Les Architects pensionnaires de l'Academie de France a Rome Notices Archeologiques Par Victor Chapot
Monuments Antiques; Releves Et Resaures Par Les Architects pensionnaires de l'Academie de France a Rome Notices Archeologiques Par Victor Chapot

Monuments Antiques; Releves Et Resaures Par Les Architects pensionnaires de l'Academie de France a Rome Notices Archeologiques Par Victor Chapot

Paris: Ch. Massin & Cie, ca.1913. First edition. Hardcover. 15 pages in text. Folio, 46 x 32.5 cm. 51 engraved plates, several folding (two, three and four pages). Plates represent restoration depiction's of Acropolis, St. Sophia, Priene (Ionia), Imperial Rome, Villa de Tibere a Capri, and Villa Imperiale de Tibur. The latter are a are a major source of information about ancient Greek town planning. Priene (Ionia) is laid out on a grid plan, with 6 main streets running east-west and 15 streets crossing at right angles, all being evenly spaced. The town was thereby divided into about 80 blocks, or insulae, each averaging 150 by 110 feet (46 by 34 m). Ownership bookplate of Holabird & Roche, one of the oldest architectural Chicago firm's whose work was responsible for the Tacoma Building, Marquette Building, The Palmer House and other Chicago School of skyscrapers. Text is French, covers dusty, lacks ties, two small pinholes first two leaves left margin head, reverse blank side of images with small stamp of firm, rubbing to backstrip extremities. Orig. red cloth portfolio stamped in gilt, contents laid-in loose as issued. Very good. Item #22901

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