Auction 162, Lot 616

"Alexandri Magni Macedonis Expeditio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Middle East & Central Asia

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 14.4 inches
46.7 x 36.6 cm

The conquests of Alexander the Great in the Middle East and Persia are illustrated on this historical map. The region covered extends from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus valley. The Caspian Sea is depicted in a round, rather than elongated, shape. The large decorative cartouches emphasize the military theme. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8030H:1.

Condition: B

A nice impression in full original color with light toning, light scattered foxing, and some short edge tears in the blank margins. There is a crack along the west bank of the Red Sea caused by oxidation that has been closed on verso with archival tape, and a centerfold separation that enters 1" into image at bottom and has been closed on verso with linen tape.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $250

Closed on 4/26/2017