1855 Spruneri Map of the Empire of Alexander the Great

RegnumAlexandri-spruneri-1855
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Regnum Alexandri Magni.
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1855 Spruneri Map of the Empire of Alexander the Great

RegnumAlexandri-spruneri-1855


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Title


Regnum Alexandri Magni.
  1855    13 x 16.5 in (33.02 x 41.91 cm)

Description


This fascinating hand colored map depicts the Empire of Alexander the Great at its greatest extent. Shows From Greece as far as east as modern day India and Pakistan and includes the entire Arabian peninsula. Detailed insets depicts four of Alexander's important battles: Proelium ad Granicum, Proelium ad. Issum, Proelium ad. Guangamela, and Caucases Indicus. All text in Latin.

Cartographer


Justus Perthes (1749 - 1812) was one of the most important German cartographic engravers of the 19th century. Perthes began his publishing empire with the 1784 issue of the famed survey of European nobility known as the Almanac de Gotha. In 1817 Perthes switched his focus to cartographic publishing. From 1817 to 1890 the Perthes firm would issue thousands of maps for more than 20 different atlases. Along with the visionary editors Stieler, Peterman, Meyer and Spruner, the Perthes firm pioneered the Hand Atlas. He also produced a number of important wall maps and case maps. Perthes maps are admired for their steel plate engraving, incredible detail, dedication to accuracy, and fine colorization. The Justus Perthes firm continues to produce maps and atlases to this day.

Condition


Fine or perfect condition.