Maps, Turkey, Greece, Armenia, Cyprus, the Near and Middle East, Mesopotania
"Retraite des dix mille Tabula conspectumexhibens Regionum omnium quas Cyrus Junior Artaxerxi fratribellum illaturus ac Cyro in acie caeso...." Copper etching from the atlas by G. de L'Isle. Paris, 1723. Recent attractive hand coloring.
Historical map relating to "Anabasis" a collection of war stories about Greek antique times written by Xenophon. The story of this map pertains to the Ten Thousand Greek mercinaries (whom Xenophon accompanied) who had been hired by Cyrus the younger, who intended to seize the throne of Persia form his brother ArtaxerxesIn the battle of Cunaxa in Babylonia these troups beat their enemy, but Cyrus was killed in battle. The expedition therefore was in vain. After all generals and leaders of the army had been killed or captured the headless army was stranded deep in enemy territory. The 10000 then marched together to the Black Sea. All this according to Xenophon in his "Anabasis" (The March North).
Map's focus on Turkey, Greece, Armenia, Cyprus, the Near and the Middle East to Mesapotania which here is named Irac-Agemi.
Original antique print
Map has vertical centerfold. A few minor scattered spots in margins. Creases in lower margin near centerfold. Two tiny repaired tears on right margin edge.
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