Auction 139, Lot 550

"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.


Condition: A+

A minor spot in upper-left blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/15/2012