Phrantzes | Chronikon, Vienna, 1796, contemporary half calf
Phrantzes | Chronikon, Vienna, 1796, contemporary half calf
Phrantzes | Chronikon, Vienna, 1796, contemporary half calf
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GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213

Phrantzes | Chronikon, Vienna, 1796, contemporary half calf

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213

Phrantzes | Chronikon, Vienna, 1796, contemporary half calf

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:1,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

GREECE AND THE LEVANT, A PRIVATE LIBRARY, LOTS 157-213


PHRANTZES, GEORGIOS

Χρονικον [edited by Franz Carl Alter]. Vienna: the brothers Pouliou, 1796


folio (378 x 233mm.), additional engraved title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut illustrations (including a map of Constantinople and portraits of emperors), contemporary calf-backed paper boards, red edges, rebacked


This annalistic account of the last years of the Byzantine Empire is attributed to Phrantzes or Sphrantzes (1401-1477), a diplomat and historian who served the last few emperors and lived through the Siege of Constantinople, though the authorship is often debated. His account is known as the Chronicon minus, though it was expanded by Makarios Melissenus shortly afterwards into what is known as the Chronicon maius.


LITERATURE:

Staikos, Die in Wien gedruckten griechischer Bücher 1749-1800, 91

Condition Report

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