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Athens and Its Environs. Extract from the Handbook for Southern Italy: in Three Languages with Map and Plan of the Town.
Author: [Baedeker, Karl]
Reference #: 1871
Status: For Sale
List Price: $35.00
12mo (16 cm.) in red leather with gilt front and spine titles; maps (one fold-out) in two-colour; 44 pp. A Fine facsimle reprint by Pierway Inc., Vancouver, of the 1871 original printing in Athens by Karl Wilberg. Five hundred copies printed, this an out of sequence copy with gift inscription from publisher verso title page.
‘Baedekers’, as they were known, were throughout the latter half of the 19th century and well into the 20th century the standard for travel guides: detailed maps and text written by experts and outlining history, routes, noteworthy places to see, and travel hints.
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