Auction 125, Lot 689

"Insularum Sardiniae et Corsicae Descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Sardinia and Corsica

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 22.3 inches
48.3 x 56.6 cm

This is a nice map of the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. The coastal information is fairly accurate but much of the interior topography is less precise. The title cartouche features the arms of the Kingdoms of Sardinia and Corsica with their characteristic symbols for the defeated Moors who had once ruled the islands.

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Condition: C+

Original color. There is some foxing and old repairs on the centerfold and a tear/crease at lower right.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/24/2008

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