Auction 171, Lot 51

"[Lot of 2] Theatrum Historicum ad Annum Christi Quadringentesimu in quo tum Imperii Romani tu Barbarorum ... Pars Occidentalis [and] ... Pars Orientalis", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1705 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.8 x 19.2 inches
65.5 x 48.8 cm

This two-sheet map illustrates the Roman Empire in the year 400 AD, and includes all of western Europe, northern Africa, and south-central Asia. The map is flanked by insets showing the modern world in Western and Eastern hemispheres. 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.


Condition: B+

Contemporary outline and wash color with later color in the cartouches. There are archivally repaired centerfold separations at bottom of both sheets, and very light spotting.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/6/2019