Auction 117, Lot 661

"Sicilia Insula", Camocio, Giovanni Francesco

Subject: Italy, Sicily

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: Isole Famose, Porti, Fortezze, e Terre Maritime

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 6 inches
21.6 x 15.2 cm

Superb and very scarce Italian map of Sicily is based on the cartography of Forlani. It is beautifully engraved in the Italian style with stipple seas and graphic depictions of the hills and volcanoes. This unusual map is from a rare 16th century Italian atlas of the 'Lafreri-School.'

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Condition: A+

Bit of printer's ink smudge in margins, still fine.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,300

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 12/6/2006

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