Auction 126, Lot 653

"Carte de l'Isle et Royaume de Sicile…", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Italy, Sicily and Malta

Period: 1717 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm

This important and graphic map of the island of Sicily extends to include the Aeolian Islands, which are here called the Lipari Islands. It is filled with a wealth of interesting detail including roads, forests, fortresses, churches, abbeys, ancient ruins, aqueducts, and towns. The most prominent feature of the map is the large active volcano, Mt. Etna. The large inset at lower left focuses on the islands of Malta and Gozo. The inset has its own scale and significant buildings and fortifications are listed.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression with light toning and minor printer's creases in the blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/3/2008

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