Auction 139, Lot 541

"Les Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1708 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 21.5 inches
40.1 x 54.6 cm

This uncommon map of Sicily and southern Italy, extending to Rome in the north, is divided into its kingdoms, with details of the towns, rivers, mountains and forests in the region. The active volcano of Mount Etna, Mont Gibel, is depicted on the east coast of Sicily. It also extends to include the strategically important island of Malta. The title cartouche features the coat of arms of the Angevins of Naples and the Aragonese kings of Sicily.


Condition: B

Original outline color and wide margins. There is a printer's crease at top left and some minor creasing at bottom left. Toning along centerfold and a centerfold separation at left, far from map image. Some marginal soiling and staining.

Estimate: $375 - $500


Closed on 2/15/2012