ALEXANDER THE GREAT
FROM PELLA TO ASIA
Published in Hellas by EURODIMENSION
49 Kallifrona st. 11 364 Athens –Hellas.
Copyright © 1998 by Loukia Mitsa, Athens, Hellas.
Editor-in-chief Takis Michalopoulos
Folder: Hot Stamping by E. Daniel & Co. S.A.
Engravings: Printed, collated and inserted by E. Daniel & Co. S.A.
By Gabriel – Michael Demetriades, Takis Michalopoulos (Illustrator)
First edition 1998 deposed in the National Library in Athens
ISBN: 960 – 85724 -9-5
All the engravings are reproductions from originals kindly offered by private collections.
The originals have been colour painted by Takis Michalopoulos
Hardcover, 51 x 35 cm, 60 pages, 46 illustrations
Language: English, Greek
HELLAS DRAWN BY EUROPEAN TRAVELLERS
This special edition of engravings by foreign travellers to Hellas is intended to awaken images and memories of the Hellenic heritage which many of us have forgotten or never even known. These lavish illustrations provide an authentic picture of the Hellenic world and the daily life of its inhabitants during the 17th and 18th centuries. The plates usually consisted of pictures of landscapes, maps of all kinds (geographic, nautical, e.t.c.) plans, and views of cities and villages, harbours, drawings of local costumes, castles, archaeological monuments and artifacts churches, monasteries e.t.c. These engravings, like scenes and monuments they depict, are part of Hellenic 5.000 year old heritage. These foreign travellers took up that cause with pen and brush, and in so going, became modern Hellenes themselves. The cause is still vital; the monuments still beckon. Let these works be your own “invitation ά voyage’’.
Gabriel – Michael Demetriades
Archaeologist – Historian