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Auction 142, Lot 575

"[Untitled - Sicily]", Raleigh, Walter (Sir)

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: The Historie of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 12 inches
39.4 x 30.5 cm
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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.


Condition: B+

Attractive color on watermarked paper with light soiling. There are a few small chips and tears in blank margins that have been professionally repaired, including one tear that enters 1/2" into image at top left.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $325

Closed on 11/28/2012