"Siciliae Regnum, cum adjacente Insula Sardinia et maxima parte Regni Neapolitani accuratissime delineat", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Italy - Sicily
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Dark impression and original color. A few spots in map.