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Auction 132, Lot 554

"Carte de l'isle et Royaume de Sicile…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Sicily, Italy and Malta

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 18.8 inches
58.4 x 47.8 cm
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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 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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/2/2010