"[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
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.
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.