"Alexandri Magni Macedonis Expeditio", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Middle East & Central Asia
Period: 1741 (published)
Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane
Color: Hand Color
18.2 x 14.3 inches
46.2 x 36.3 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. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8030H:1.
A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.