Extremely Rare! Baron Emmanuel Theotoky, Details sur Corfou, 1826


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Baron Emmanuel Theotoky

Details sur Corfou

Corfu, 1826

Folio (275 x 193mm.), modern braun half morocco

Extremely rare

148 Pages

It is stated in the preface to this work that the author’s intention was to attract foreign visitors to the island by presenting its “brillant avantages” and to show to those who lived there the gains to be made. Corfu is described in minute detail: included are accounts of geography, climate, population, wildlife, agriculture, industry and commerce, economy, manners and customs, architecture, costume, law, arts and entertainment, health and sanitation, education, and numerous other subjects


Ο Εμμανουήλ Θεοτόκης (1777-1837) ήταν Έλληνας φιλόλογος, ιστορικός συγγραφέας και πολιτικός. Γεννήθηκε στη Κέρκυρα και ήταν γόνος της ιστορικής οικογένειας των Θεοτόκηδων.

Χρημάτισε πρόεδρος της επί Γάλλων τελευταίας Γερουσίας καθώς και της πρώτης του ενωμένου κράτους των Ιονίων νήσων που επικύρωσε το Σύνταγμα το 1817 και τιμήθηκε το 1818 με το μεγαλόσταυρο του Τάγματος των Αγίων Μιχαήλ και Γεωργίου. Διετέλεσε επίσης αντεπιστέλλον μέλος πολλών ευρωπαϊκών Ακαδημιών καθώς επίσης υπήρξε και ο ιδρυτής και ισόβιος πρόεδρος της Βιβλικής Εταιρίας, (προς διάδοση των Ιερών Γραφών στην Ανατολή), στη Κέρκυρα.

Σπουδαιότερο από τα έργα του φέρει τον τίτλο “Details sur Corfu”, γραμμένο στη γαλλική, που εκδόθηκε στη Κέρκυρα το 1826 και περιλαμβάνει πάσης φύσεως πληροφορίες για τη νήσο.

Emmanuel Theotokis (1777-1837) was a Greek philologist, historical writer and politician. He was born in Corfu and was a descendant of the historical family of Theotokides.

He served as president of the last French Senate as well as the first of the united state of the Ionian Islands which ratified the Constitution in 1817 and was honored in 1818 with the Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Michael and George. He was also a corresponding member of several European Academies as well as the founder and lifelong president of the Bible Society (for the dissemination of the Holy Scriptures in the East), in Corfu.

The most important of his works is entitled “Details sur Corfu”, written in French, published in Corfu in 1826 and containing all kinds of information about the island.

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