Auction 171, Lot 539

"Imperii Orientalis et Circumjacentium Regionum sub Constantino Porphyrogenito et ejus Praedecessoribus Descriptio...", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Eastern & Southern Europe

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

25.3 x 18.8 inches
64.3 x 47.8 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: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold, some color offsetting, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/6/2019