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Auction 182, Lot 33

"[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
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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: A

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.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 4/28/2021