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a gently worn Le Voyage de Pythéas by Aline Honore in the golden yellow/white/violet colorway.  Comes with its original Hermes scarf box and Bolduc ribbon.

This scarf is sold out in all colorways at the time of this post on Hermes USA website.

Le Voyage de Pythéas HERMES Silk Scarf by Aline Honore in golden yellow/white/violet colorway

Le Voyage de Pythéas HERMES Silk Scarf by Aline Honore in golden yellow/white/violet colorway

Aline Honore created a beautiful map not just of the city of Marseille, Massalia, as the Phoenicians, who founded it in the 6th century BC, called it, but also of the voyages of the explorer Pytheas.

Le Voyage de Pythéas HERMES Silk Scarf by Aline Honore - Detail

Le Voyage de Pythéas HERMES Silk Scarf by Aline Honore – Detail, Map of Massalia, today’s city of Marseille, France

Marseille (inset) is where Pytheas, a Greek explorer, cartographer and a contemporary of Aristotle and Alexander the Great, was born approximately 350 BC.

Credited to be one of Europe’s first explorers, Pytheas, sailed well beyond the Mediterranean as far as Iceland and the Arctic.  It is believed that his initial voyage may have been commercially driven in search of amber and pewter for his native city.  He explored and circumnavigated the British Isles, discovered the Baltic and encountered many adventures and discoveries that made him an important explorer, navigator and geographer. He is credited to have first made a correlation between the phases of the moon and the tides.

Le Voyage de Pythéas HERMES Silk Scarf by Aline Honore - Detail

Le Voyage de Pythéas HERMES Silk Scarf by Aline Honore – Detail

His incredible journey, reproduced here on silk, is a tribute to the man and his home city of Marseille.” Hermes USA © Hermès 2017

Le Voyage de Pythéas HERMES Silk Scarf by Aline Honore

Le Voyage de Pythéas HERMES Silk Scarf by Aline Honore