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Alexander Campaign
“ Greatest Campaign of Conquest of all Times ”

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Quintus Curtius Rufus

Quintus Curtius Rufus

Von dem Leben und den Thaten Alexanders des Großen mit Johann Freinsheims Ergänzungen

From the Latin and with explaining annotations by J(ohann). P(hilipp). Ostertag. 2 vols. Frankfort/Main, Joh. Chr. Hermann, 1783. Sm. 8vo (6⅞ × 4⅜ in [17.5 × 11 cm]). XXXVIII, 402; XXXII, 503, 33 unnumbered pp. index. Contemp. brown calf on 5 raised bands, gilt spine with red & blue labels. Red edges.

The Source

II

Charles Le Brun, Alexander Entry into Babylon

Charles Le Brun 1619 Paris 1690

Alexander’s Entry into Babylon (Detail)

Etching with engraving by Girard Audran (Lyon 1640 – Paris 1703). 28 × 36½ in (71.2 × 92.7 cm).

His Picture in the 17th Century of France

The Triumphs of Alexander

Charles Le Brun — François Verdier

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Johann Elias Ridinger, Alexander at the Hyphasis

Johann Elias Ridinger Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767

Alexander at the Hyphasis in Punjab (Detail)

Pen and brush with brown ink heightened with white and black border. Inscribed in brown ink lower right on the upper step of the altar: Ioha: Elias Ridinger: inv: et del Ao. 1723 Aug: vin. 19¼ × 20⅝ in (489 × 524 mm).

His Picture in the 18th Century of Germany

The Change of his Portrait

Johann Elias Ridinger