"Alexandri Magni Expeditio", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Near and Middle East
Period: 1607 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.