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Title: [Antique map of the Near East] ALEXANDRI MAGNI MA: / CEDONIS EXPEDITIO. - IOVIS AMMONIS ORACLUM. 1595.
Author: Ortelius, A.
PlaceAndYear: Antwerp, Robert Bruneau, 1609.
Description: [Antique map of the Near East] ALEXANDRI MAGNI MA: / CEDONIS EXPEDITIO. - IOVIS AMMONIS ORACLUM. 1595.

A map of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East depicting the lands Alexander the Great conquered. A inset shows the oracle of Jupiter Amman supposedly situated in nowadays Libya, visited by Alexander.


Abraham Ortelius(1527-98), Dutch cartographer and publisher of the first modern atlas, ' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' in 1570. Editions till 1612. Also an atlas of ancient cartography, the ' Parergon' and a pocket atlas, the ' Epitome'.

From the rare 1609 Spanish edition of Abraham Ortelius’ ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’, published by Vrientius. Ref.: v.d.Broecke, Ortelius, map 222, Karrow, Mapmakers of the 16th Cent., 1/206.
Dimensions: 364 x 464 mm, inset: 140 x 192 mm, attractive later colouring, very good cond.
  • Number: 1013514 (4546)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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