"Theatrum Historicum ad Annum Christi Quadringentesimum in quo tum Imperii Romani tum Barbarorum Circum Incolentiu Status ob Oculos Ponitur Pars Occidentalis", Delisle, Guillaume
Period: 1705 (circa)
Publication: A New General Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
24.8 x 18.8 inches
63 x 47.8 cm
This is the western sheet of this historical two-sheet map illustrating the Roman Empire in the year 400 AD. The map covers all of western Europe and a large portion of northern Africa. It is flanked at top left by an inset showing the Western Hemisphere with no northwestern border. There are extensive notations throughout the map, 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 Empire penetrated as far as the New World.
Issued folding with archival repairs to several short separations along the folds, light soiling, and trimmed to the neatline at bottom. There is a 2" tear at top center that has been archivally repaired.