"Messine Residence Ordinaire du Viceroy de Sicile", Fer, Nicolas de
Subject: Sicily, Italy
Period: 1705 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Cureiux
Color: Hand Color
13.2 x 9 inches
33.5 x 22.9 cm
This is a particularly graphic plan-view of Messina with the important fortifications, walls, palaces and lighthouses depicted. Ships and fishing boats are pictured in the sea and army drills are illustrated in the surrounding countryside.
References: Pastoureau, FER I .
A dark, but slightly uneven impression at bottom, with faint damp stains confined to blank margins.