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Auction 119, Lot 708

"Sardinia et Sicilia", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Italy - Sardinia and Sicily

Period: 1608 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.7 x 5 inches
17 x 12.7 cm

Finely engraved map of the two large Italian islands with many of the adjacent smaller islands named. A portion of the northern coast of Africa is shown at the bottom of the map as well. The seas are stipple engraved and feature calligraphic lettering in the Italian style. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

Uneven, narrow margin at the bottom, but still sufficient for framing. A couple of spots of light foxing, mostly confines to margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/9/2007