Auction 122, Lot 655

"La Sicile pour l'Histoire Romaine de Mr. Rollin", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Sicily

Period: 1740 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.8 x 8.5 inches
32.5 x 21.6 cm

This attractive map of ancient Sicily uses the old Roman names and extends to the Horn of Africa, the Aeolian Islands, Gozo and Malta. The map shows the network of Roman roads, and simple topography. A Roman boat rides the sea, and the title is surrounded with a decorative cartouche topped by a dragon. Engraved by H. J. Godin for l'Histoire Romaine de Mr. Rollin.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with folds as issued and a faint trace of offsetting. Margins are wide, with a binding trim at left. Cello hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/5/2007

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