Auction 148, Lot 582

"Sicilia", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 3.8 inches
13.7 x 9.7 cm

This tiny map portrays Sicily with castles marking the major cities, and a few rivers and mountains noted. The map is adorned with a flaming Mt. Etna, a strapwork title cartouche, and a stippled sea. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #7510:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression with minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/19/2014