Auction 140, Lot 695

"Alexandri Magni Expeditio", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

Charming small map showing the region conquered by Alexander the Great stretching from Greece through northern India. Asia Minor is shown in detail in the inset. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and two medallions. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Lightly toned with minor soiling. A few small chips and tears in blank margins, one of which enters 1/2" into map at top right, have been expertly repaired. Cardinal directions written in manuscript ink in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012

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