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C. Gros. “Geographical and Historical Map of the Incursions of the Barbarians.” From C. V. Lavoisne’s A Complete Genealogical, Historical & Chronological Atlas.
Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1820. 10 3/4 x 15 (map) 16 ½ x 20 ½ (neatlines around text). Engraved. Original hand color. Some separation at center fold. Else, very good condition.
A colorful and precisely drawn map of Europe, North Africa and part of Asia flanked by columns of text pertaining to the areas of activity for different bands of barbarians. A lavish account of each band, beginning with the Huns, and concluding with four bands of “Minor Barbarians.” The combination of an eye-catching map with the lengthy annotation results in an appealing and enlightening artifact.
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