Voyage d'Italie, de Dalmatie, de Grèce et du Levant

TitleVoyage d'Italie, de Dalmatie, de Grèce et du Levant
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1678
AuthorsSpon J, Wheler G
PublisherCellier
CityLyon
KeywordsHierapolis, travelogue
Abstract

Spon travelled to Italy, and then to Greece, to Constantinople and the Levant in 1675–1676 in the company of the English connoisseur and botanist Sir George Wheler (1650–1723), whose collection of antiquities was afterwards bequeathed to Oxford University. They were among the first knowledgeable Western European antiquaries to see the antiquities of Greece at first hand. Spon's Voyage d'Italie, de Dalmatie, de Grèce et du Levant (1678) remained a useful reference work even in the time of Chateaubriand, who employed it in his trip to the East.

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