Auction 126, Lot 651

"Siciliae Antiquae Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Italy, Sicily

Period: 1697 (published)

Publication: Introductio in Universam Geographicam…

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 10.3 inches
31.8 x 26.2 cm

Appealing map of ancient Sicily based largely on Gastaldi and classical sources. Aetna and Isola Vulcano are shown erupting. The map is embellished with two sailing vessels and a large figurative title cartouche.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened. The binding trim at lower left shaved off the neatline and has been replaced to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/3/2008