Auction 170, Lot 606

"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

Size:
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.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean sheet with wide margins and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/14/2018

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