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Auction 123, Lot 634

"Sicilia Regnum", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Italy, Sicily

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Beautiful map of the Kingdom of Sicily. The map is filled with topography and towns, including Palermo, Syracuse, Messina, as well as the erupting Mt. Aetna and the circular Lake Pergusa. The map is decorated by two coats of arms, a deftly engraved compass rose, a variety of ships, and a figural title cartouche. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

Excellent original color on a map with an nice impression. The paper is sound, with some irregular toning. Lower marginal fold separation, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 2/20/2008