Auction 116, Lot 667

"Siciliae descriptio", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Italy, Sicily

Period: 1598 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3 inches
10.9 x 7.6 cm

This great little miniature map shows rivers, lakes, and many towns on the island of Sicily. The stipple sea is adorned with a sailing ship, a galley, a sea monster, and an erupting volcano. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Minor toning at paper edges with remnants of hinges on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006