Auction 134, Lot 561

"Siciliae Antiquae Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1694 (published)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

12.6 x 10.3 inches
32 x 26.2 cm

This appealing map of ancient Sicily is based largely on Gastaldi and classical sources. Aetna and Isola Vulcano are shown erupting. The map is embellished with a galley ship, a sea monster and a garland draped title cartouche.


Condition: B+

The binding trim at upper right has been replaced to accommodate framing. There is a small rust spot in the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/1/2010