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Auction 142, Lot 576

"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
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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 [99].

Condition: B+

A dark, but slightly uneven impression at bottom, with faint damp stains confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/28/2012