"Theatrum Historicum ad annum Christi quadringentesimu in quo tu Imperii Romani tu Barbarorum circumincolentium status ob oculos ponitur pars Orientalis", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1705 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.5 x 19 inches
64.8 x 48.3 cm
Decorative copperplate map of the Middle East extends east to include the Caspian and part of India, illustrating the eastern extent of the Roman Empire. A large inset at upper right is the Eastern Hemisphere which partially delineates Australia and suggests it and Papua New Guinea are connected. Decorative title cartouche. The Delisle address at Quai de l'Horloge indicates the map was actually published 1708-1726. Engraved by des Rosiers.
Beautiful example on thick hand laid paper with original margins and large watermark. Short crease along centerfold at upper and lower margin and old repair on verso else fine.