Auction 127, Lot 649

"Sicilia Insula", Bocharti, Samuelis

Subject: Italy, Sicily

Period: 1712 (published)

Publication: Geographia sacra, seu Phaleg et Canaan

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.8 x 12.2 inches
40.1 x 31 cm

This is a very uncommon map from the work of the Protestant minister and oriental scholar Samuel Bochart (1599-1667). Place names are given in Latin and Hebrew. A large inset map provides great detail of Syracuse, an ancient Greek settlement on the Ionian coast. The title cartouche is festooned with mythical figures including Neptune.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/25/2009

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