"[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.
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.