Sign In

- Or use -
Forgot Password Create Account
This item has been sold, but you can enter your email address to be notified if another example becomes available.

The Roman Roads of the Iberian Peninsula

Rare map of the Iberian Peninsula in the time of the Romans, published by De Vaugondy in Paris.

The map illustrates the ancient Spain at the time of the Romans.  The map notes that the the peninsula is divided in four ways:

  • 1.̊ into seven provinces, of which the province called Tingitana is situated in Africa
  • 2.̊ and 3.̊ into the Citerior and fourteen councils from Pliny.
  • 4.̊ and into different peoples, according to Ptolemy

The map shows the Roman roads described by Antoninus.


The map is apparently quite rare on the market. This is the first example we have ever seen.

Gilles Robert de Vaugondy Biography

Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) was the head of a leading family of geographers in eighteenth century France. Gilles got his start when he jointly inherited the shop of Pierre-Moullart Sanson, grandson of the famous geographer Nicholas Sanson. The inheritance included the business, its stock of plates, and a roller press. In 1760 Gilles became geographer to King Louis XV. His son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (ca. 1723-1786), was also a geographer and the two worked together. They were known for their exactitude and depth of research. In 1757, they produced the Atlas Universel, considered an authority for many years.