Lot 529 of 576:
Conquests of Alexander the Great by Ortelius  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$510
Estimate:
$700 - $1,000

Title:
Alexandri Magni Macedonis Expeditio

Author:
Ortelius, Abraham

Place:
Antwerp

Publisher:

Date:
1595

Description:

Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline and wash (probably later). 36x45.7 cm (14x18"), matted and framed under plexiglass.

Decorative map showing the conquests of Alexander the Great in the Middle East and Persia, extending to the Indus. Large inset at lower left showing the oracle of Jupiter Amman, supposedly situated in present-day Libya, where Alexander went to ask what would be the result of his expedition.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Slght darkening along centerfold, very good or better, an attractive map; not examined out of frame.


 
Item number:
271959
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