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Suite de l'Histoire de Macédoine Partage de l'Empire d'Aléxandre: Desnos c. 1770

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  • Title: Suite de l'Histoire de Macédoine Partage de l'Empire d'Aléxandre
  • Author: Louis Charles Desnos
  • Date: c. 1770
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning and foxing, issued center fold
  • Inches: 21 1/2 x 15 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 54.61 x 38.1 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 315091

Map of the empire of Alexander the Great extending from Macedonia to India.

Louis Charles Desnos (1725-1805) was a geographer, bookseller, engineer, and marketer for globes and spheres. Desnos held the coveted position of Royal Globemaker to the King of Denmark, Christian VII. The map features original hand color in outline as well as columns of French text, with remarks and details, to the left and right of the map.