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Fascinating original antique map showing the patriarchal divisions of the Church during the lastest Roman Empire.

The map shows the five ecclesiastical patriarchies that existed after 451, the Patriarch of Rome, the Patriarch of Constantinople, the Patriarch of Alexandria, the Patriarch of Antioch, and the Patriarch of Jerusalem. The patriarchs were the five of the highest-ranking bishops in the church, and held office in the five "episcopal sees" of the time.

Each of these patriarchal divisions is further divided into bishoprics, with the bishop's seat shown. The map further labels all seats of the archbishops.

This map was published in Paris in 1669 by Pierre Marriette and credits Nicolas Sanson Fils for its geography.

Condition Description
Original hand color in outline. Minor offsetting. Even toning.