1863 Map of Ten Kingdoms of Roman Empire B W Newton


A rare and interesting map of the Ten Kingdoms of Roman Empire by B. W. Newton, in 1863. It shows Europe, Western Asia and North Africa listing the regions controlled by the Roman Empire at the height of its power.

It is printed on 8 sections of card, set on linen, which allows the map to fold neatly and makes it more durable, and folds into the blue board covers, like a book. The map is in very good condition, with the outside covers also in good condition, with a bit of wear and some staining.

The coloured part of this Map is intended to suggest the probable Territorial Arrangements That Will Be Found in the Roman Empire when finally divided into TEN Federal Kingdoms.

The map was likely a precursor to the publication of Newton's book, Prospects of the Ten Kingdoms of the Roman Empire considered: being the third series of aids to prophetic enquiry, published in 1873.

Benjamin Wills Newton (1807-1899) was an English evangelist, author of Christian books, and leader of a Plymouth church. His congregation and others around Plymouth became known as the Plymouth Brethren. Newton was a friend of John Nelson Darby, a well-known leader of the Plymouth Brethren, but the two men began to clash on matters of church doctrine and practice. This led in 1848 to a split of the movement into the Open Brethren and Exclusive Brethren.

Size map: 59 x 48 cm (23 ΒΌ x 18 7/8 inches)
Size book: 15.25 x 24.5 x 0.5 cm (6 c 9 5/8 x 2/8 inches)