Auction 154, Lot 542

"Imperii Orientalis et Circumjacentium Regionum sub Constantino Porphyrogenito et Ejus Praedecessoribus Descriptio...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Eastern & Southern Europe

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau

Color: Hand Color

24.6 x 17.6 inches
62.5 x 44.7 cm

This handsome map focuses on the Byzantine Empire as it was during the reign of Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos. It covers present-day Balkans and Turkey and extends to include portions of Italy, Ukraine, and Russia. Provinces, towns and cities, rivers, and some topographical detail are shown. The Black Sea prominently appears.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with full original color with faint soiling. There are small chips and toning in the blank margins, far from image. The bluish shadow in the image is a result of the scanning process and is not on the map itself.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/16/2015