124: Greek interest, etchings 17th-18th century

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Lot: 124 Starting Price: €200Estimate: €200 - €300 Categories: Auction1005, Islamic, Ottoman & Middle East, Philhellenic, Islamic, Ottoman & Middle East, Thessaloniki



    Greek interest, etchings 17th-18th century, Greek related costumes, French letterpress on verso.

    1) “Femme destat Greque de la Cite d’ Andrianople / ville de Thrace” – Young Greek woman from Andrianople (Edirne) standing to left with hands in pockets of her gown.

    2) “Villageoise Grecque” – Greek woman with basket.

    3) “Villageois Grec” – Greek villager.

    4) “Fille destat Greque de la ville de Pera” – Greek lady from the city of Pera. (Pera, Πέρα, meaning “Beyond” in Greek, French spelling Péra, surrounding the ancient coastal town Galata which faced Constantinople across the Horn).

    5) “Femme destat Greque de la ville de Pera” – Greek woman from the city of Pera.

    6) “Merchant Grec” – Greek Merchant.

    Condition: wear due to age and use. 27 x 17 cm each.