"[Untitled - Sicily]", Raleigh, Walter (Sir)
Subject: Sicily, Italy
Period: 1652 (published)
Publication: The Historie of the World
Color: Hand Color
15.5 x 12 inches
39.4 x 30.5 cm
This map of ancient Sicily depicts miniature bird's-eye views of major towns and a flaming Mt. Etna. The map features two large inset plans: the Siege in Syracuse (214-212 BC) during the Second Punic War in which the city fell to the Romans and thereby united all of Sicily as a Roman province; and a plan of Carthage, which was destroyed during the Third Punic War. William Hole engraved maps for Raleigh’s history, but there is no attribution on the map.
Watermarked paper with small holes at top and bottom along centerfold that have been professionally repaired with a small amount of image in facsimile. There is also a small paper repair in the inset of Syracuse at left.