Auction 117, Lot 664

"Siciliae Antiquae quae et Sicania et Trinacria dicta Tabula Geographica…", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Italy, Sicily

Period: 1714 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

24.8 x 18 inches
63 x 45.7 cm

This large map is centered on Sicily during ancient times. It extends to include the Aeolian Islands, the southern tip of Italy, Malta, and a bit of the coast of Tunisia. The map includes details of the topography, including an erupting Mount Aetna and the roads, aqueducts, cities and villages. The harbor and city of Syracuse is shown in the large inset.

References: Philips (A) #3456-95.

Condition: A

Minor repair on fold in top margin.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/6/2006