Syria After Alexander the Great Arabia 1738 antique engraved hand color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Syria after ye Death of Alexander the Great.
(Syria, Arabia, Mesopotamia, Holy Land, Middle East- Euphrates- Phoenicia).
Issued 1738, London. Engraved by J. Blundell.
Attractive early 18th century engraved map, with lovely hand color.
Large vignette scene top right includes a regal seated ruler facing supplicants, a man slaughtering a pig, a boy with a dog, metal work objects, etc.
Clean condition, original horizontal fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 10 1/4"H x 13 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 8"H x 12"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1, p. 153 (noting an H. Blundell, 1717 working with Kip, but otherwise apparently no mention of this map engraver).