"Theatrum Historicum ad Annum Christi Quadringentesimu in quo tum Imperii Romani tu Barbarorum Circumincolentiu Status ob Oculos Ponitur Pars Occidentalis", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Europe, Roman Empire
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 18.7 inches
60.2 x 47.5 cm
This is the western sheet of this historical two-sheet map illustrating the Roman Empire in the year 400 AD. It covers all of western Europe and a large portion of northern Africa. The map is derived from Delisle's map of 1705 and is flanked by an inset showing the Western Hemisphere. It is filled with extensive notations, including one indicates that a gold coin stamped with the effigy of Augustus Caesar was found in an American gold mine, confirming the probability that the Roman penetrated as far as the New World.
A dark impression on heavy paper with original outline color. There is a 1.75" centerfold separation at bottom and a 1" separation at top that have been closed on verso with archival tape along with faint color offsetting.