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Stock# 10122
Description

Nice map of ancient Greece with a plan of Athens, a plan of Theves, a plan of Corinthia and birdseye views of Megare and Mont Synthus and Chateau de Delos. A finely engraved chart from Chatelain's moumental 7 volume Atlas Historique, on of the most famous and prolific works fo the early 18th century.

Henri Chatelain Biography

Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. Chatelain proved a successful businessman, creating lucrative networks in London, The Hague, and then Amsterdam. He is most well known for the Atlas Historique, published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720. This encyclopedic work was devoted to the history and genealogy of the continents, discussing such topics as geography, cosmography, topography, heraldry, and ethnography. Published thanks to a partnership between Henri, his father, Zacharie, and his younger brother, also Zacharie, the text was contributed to by Nicolas Gueudeville, a French geographer. The maps were by Henri, largely after the work of Guillaume Delisle, and they offered the general reader a window into the emerging world of the eighteenth century.