Auction 109, Lot 545

"Siciliae Regnum, cum adjacente Insula Sardinia et maxima parte Regni Neapolitani accuratissime delineat", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Italy - Sicily

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19.2 inches
57.7 x 48.8 cm

A stunning map of Sicily and Sardinia extending to include the southern tip of Italy, Malta, and a bit of the coast of Tunisia. Inset at bottom are plans of Messina and Catania, important fortified ports in Sicily. The map is dominated by a huge, allegorical title cartouche representing the importance of the region in Mediterranean trade and military dominance. Among the figures included in the cartouche are Mars, Neptune, Mercury, and the female personifications of Renown and Abundance. This is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular eighteenth century maps of Sicily.

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Condition: B

Dark impression and original color. A few spots in map.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/1/2004

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