COLE, William.
Select Views of the Remains of Ancient Monuments in Greece, as at Present Existing, from drawings taken and Coloured on the Spot in the Year 1833.

Published
London: for the Author by Ackermann and Co., 1835.
References
Not in Tooley or Atabey;; Abbey Travel 132; Blackmer 77; Weber 1123; Bobins 126; BL; GL.
Plates
12
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5637

FIRST EDITION. Folio, subscribers list, 12 hand coloured sepia mounted aquatint plates, loose as issued in original wrappers and preserved in a tan linen box, label to spine, gilt lettered. The author was an architect practising in Chester and Birkenhead, specialising in municipal buildings. He was in Athens in 1833. It was at this time that many of the ancient monuments there had been cleared of the modern buildings which had concealed them and was an important opportunity for recording the antiquities.

Coloured plates in order:

1. The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Athens.
2. Temple of the Winds, Athens.
3. The Agora at Athens.
4. Greek Church and Acropolis, Athens.
5. Temple of Theseus and the Acropolis -Athens.
6. West End of the Parthenon.
7. The Parthenon looking towards the Anchesmus, Athens.
8. Ruins of the North Side of the Parthenon.
9. View of the Temples of Erectheus & Pandrosus.
10. Temple of Jupiter and the Acropolis, from the Stadium, Athens.
11. Acrocorinthus, Corinth.
12. Temple of Neptune at Corinth.