"Sicilia Insula", Bocharti, Samuelis
Subject: Italy, Sicily
Period: 1712 (published)
Publication: Geographia sacra, seu Phaleg et Canaan
Color: Hand Color
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.