Ussing, J(ohan) L(ouis)

Kong Attalos’ Stoa i Athen.

Kjobenhavn, Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri 1873 (offprint from publication by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters).

Reference: 15437
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. (3) + pp 420-8 + (4)pp, (2) litho plates (the first numbered I, and the second a double-page plate numbered II-III). Later wrappers. No ownership inscription but William St.Clair’s copy.

Of some importance as being the earliest conjectural reconstruction of the Stoa of Attalus in the Agora at Athens, built for King Attalus II of Pergamum in the middle years of the second century BC and named after him. The ruins of the Stoa had been uncovered for the first time in 1859-62, and were to remain an archaeological site until the building was reconstructed between 1952 and 1956 for use as a museum to house finds made on the site of the Agora. The text is in Danish, for Ussing (1820-1905) was a Danish scholar holding a professorial chair at the University of Copenhagen, but the last three pages provide a useful resumé and a description of the plates, both in French.

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