Travels in Greece, an exhibition at the Benaki Museum featuring artwork, maps, illustrations and more depicting the Hellenic world during the 15th – 19th centuries, a time when Europeans were fascinated by Greece. These early depictions are a fascinating and (sometimes fictitious) representation of what was an unknown and alluring country.
The experience and the memory of the journey emerge through the valuable material of the Finopoulos Collection, which includes limited edition publications, handwritten maps, etchings and paintings, as well as important historical records, archival material and photographs. The exhibition also sheds lights on the sea routes taken by travelers, sailing from Marseilles or Venice and following a route to the eastern Mediterranean with stops in Sicily, Malta, Corfu, Kythera, Syros and Smyrna.
The collection of Eustathios I. Finopoulos, which has been donated to the Benaki Museum and operates under the supervision of the collector, is one of the most important of its kind internationally and is distinguished by the wide variety of re-releases and engraving works.
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