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DEZAUCHE / L'ISLE,G. / BUACHE - Alexandri Magni Imperium et Expeditio. . .

DEZAUCHE / L'ISLE,G. / BUACHE - Alexandri Magni Imperium et Expeditio. . .
Alexandri Magni Imperium et Expeditio. . . - DEZAUCHE / L'ISLE,G. / BUACHE
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Title : Alexandri Magni Imperium et Expeditio. . ..
Map maker : DEZAUCHE / L'ISLE,G. / BUACHE.
Date : Paris, 1731.
Size : 17.9 x 32.3 inches. / 45.5 x 82.0 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.

Description :The map represents the theatre of Alexander the Great's conquests between the Black Sea and Indus River, today's Turkey, Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, etc.
The map is printed from two sheets.

Guilliame Delisle (1675-1726) is important as the first "scientific" cartographer who incorporated the most current information on exploration and topography into his maps. He adopted entirely new principles in cartography and set about making a thorough reform in that subject. Delisle recognized that the new methods of measuring by scale and of marking the places were very valuable for cartography, with this help he therefore produced a new and more accurate picture of the world.

Condition : Paper slightly age toned and spotted. General good condition.

ID: 28913

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