Auction 139, Lot 538

"Sicilia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 6.3 inches
20.3 x 16 cm

Delightful small map of Sicily filled with topographical detail and place names. A smoking Mt. Etna is depicted at right. The map is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/15/2012

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