Historic Map : Delisle de Sales Map of The Retreat of The Ten Thousand - Historic Pictoric

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
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  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

This is a fascinating example of the 1770 Jean-Baptiste-Claude Delisle de Sales' map of Turkey illustrating the historic Retreat of the Ten Thousand Greeks. This map was drawn as a record of the History of Greece. From 401 BC and 399 BC, a group of ten thousand Greek mercenaries marched to the battle of Cunain xa (Connain xa). The mercenaries, under the command of Cyrus the Younger, hoped to unseat the Persian king Artain xerin xes II in favor of Cyrus. The Greeks marched from the Agaean coast inland as far as Mesopotamia where the forces of Artain xerin xes II were crushed. The military victory however, proved pointless as Cyrus himself was slain in the battle. Several important cities, rivers, mountains and other topographical details are noted. This map was issued as part of Delisle de Sales' Histoire des hommes. Partie de l'Histoire Ancienne. Becasue most of Sales' work was burnt under the censorship of heresy, this volume is exceedingly rare.

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