"Panormo", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Palermo, Sicily
Period: 1688 (circa)
Publication: Topographia Italiae
Color: Hand Color
15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm
A lovely bird's-eye view of Palermo, Sicily with excellent detail of the fortifications, buildings and surrounding countryside. A key engraved on a scroll identifies 66 locations on the map. A sixteen-point compass rose orients north to the bottom-right corner of the map. The map is further adorned with a coat of arms and numerous ships in the harbor.
A minor spot in upper-left blank margin, else fine.