"La Sicile Divisee en ses Trois Provinces ou Valees Scavoir Valle di Demona, Valle di Noto, et Valle di Mazara", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert
Period: 1692 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21 x 16.3 inches
53.3 x 41.4 cm
Superb map of Sicily showing its political divisions and fine detail of topography, cities, towns and villages, naming Messina, Palermo and extending to include the Aeolian Islands. Jaillot based this map on Sanson's earlier map of the island. The erupting Aetna is graphically depicted and a small vignette of a volcano sits below the decorative cartouche.
Professionally backed with tissue to repair a centerfold separation, a minor oxidation crack at the center of the map, and some short, marginal tears.