Project Description

Published in Delamarche’s “Atlas De La Geographie Ancienne et Moderne..” Paris, 1826. A very good map of Asia Minor and the Middle East. The “retreat of the ten thousand” refers to an episode during the Greek Peloponnesian war when a Greek army of 10,000 men were stranded deep in enemy territory in the mountains of Asia Minor. After battling harsh conditions, local warring tribes and starvation, the Greek army made it back largely in tact. The episode was recorded by the Greek author/historian Xenophon and it soon became a classic in ancient literature.

Map Condition: Margins trimmed, brown spot lower left, light crease, otherwise a bright copy (probably recently cleaned) Map Type: Copperplate engraving with hand colouring

Stock No: 1377
Cartographer: Delamarche, Felix
Year:c. 1825

Height (in): 11
Width (in): 16.5
Price: $75