Old Roman Empire World Map From 266BC to 305AD by Perthes & Kampen, 1889 - Rare Map of Byzantine, West and East Roman Empire & Roads
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This is a rare, handcoloured map from 1889 showing the growth of the Roman Empire from 266BC through to 305AD. The map was originally created and published by German map makers Justus Perthes and Albert van Kampen. Intriguingly, this map also includes the Roman road system that they built across their empire.
You actually get two maps for the price of one: the top half of the map shows the full extent of the Roman Empire - up to Hadrian's Wall in the north, and briefly as far east as Iran. Inset you have another map, showing the gradual growth of the empire over 500 years.
The original name for this map is in Latin: Imperium Romanum quo modo et quando paulatim auctum sit maxime ad exemplum Sieglini hac tabula descripsit. It roughly translates to, showing the gradual growth of the Roman Empire, as originally demonstrated by Sieglini.
This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (31x41cm), 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm), and 24x30 inches (61x76cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 3 metres. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
Please note the unframed 24x30in (61x76cm) map has white edges around the map. These edges can help you with framing, or if you don’t need them they are very easy to snip off with scissors. All other maps, including the framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone who loves to travel or explore, or a history buff, or it would look great as wall art on your own walls!
This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.
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Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.