"[Lot of 2] Theatrum Historicum ad Annum Christi Quadringentesimu in quo tum Imperii Romani tu Barbarorum Circumincolentiu Status ob Oculos Ponitur Pars Occidentalis [and] ...Pars Orientalis", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.6 x 18.8 inches
59.9 x 47.8 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.
Sharp impression with contemporary outline color on bright sheets with a "PD" watermark. There is a hint of toning along the centerfolds, a few tiny spots, a vertical crease on the western sheet, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation on the eastern sheet that just passes the neatline at bottom.