As the title suggests, Dodwell’s work was both topographical and archaeological in scope. Having received a formal classical education at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was able to apply his knowledge of ancient sources to collect an enormous amount of material which he categorized in a meticulous and learned manner.
Views in Greece, with thirty colored plates, was published in 1821, giving an unique view in both word and image of 19th century Greece, which was largely still in the Middle Ages.
Dodwell spent the rest of his life in Italy. He died in Rome from the effects of an illness contracted in 1830 during a visit of exploration to the Sabine Mountains. His last work, Views and Descriptions of Cyclopian or Pelasgic Remains in Italy and Greece, was published posthumously in 1834.
Below are facsimile copies of his 3 books.
Views and Descriptions of Cyclopian or Pelasgic Remains in Italy and Greece
(1st edition, London, Richter&Co, 1834)
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