The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete. Ancient Crete, J. Wilson MYERS, Eleanor Emlen Myers, Gerald Cadogan.
The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete.

The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete.

Berkeley CA: Thames and Hudson, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Thick Large Quarto (12 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches). xx + 320pp. Fine two toned cloth - green spine over black boards, color illustratied photo-panel inset into upper board, white titling to spine, colour and b&w illustrations, index. A massive, lavishly-illustrated reference. Described by the publisher: "This book marks an astonishing achievement in ancient Greek archaeology. Using twin cameras suspended from a 33-foot, four-finned balloon, Wilson and Ellie Myers have been able to photograph 44 archaeological sites on Crete from a much lower altitude than is possible from helicopters or airplanes. The result is stunning. The breathtaking high-resolution photographs reveal new information and correct mistaken assumptions about these ancient sites. The Atlas will cause scholars to rethink their notions about the Minoan culture of Crete, which with its linear A writing, widespread sea trade, elaborate palaces, and unique art was crucial to the development of western civilization. For archaeologists of the future, the Atlas photographs preserve important information that is being lost each year through gradual erosion of the sites." An ingenious use of technology, pre-drone. Just a hint of shelf wear, top edge a bit darkened & foxed, else a tight, bright near Fine copy in printed VG clear mylar dust jacket. Very large heavy volume will require additional shipping to all destinations. Item #67306
ISBN: 9780520073821

Price: $45.00