Auction 148, Lot 584

"Carte de l'Isle et Royaume de Sicile", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 18.8 inches
57.9 x 47.8 cm

This important and graphic map of the island of Sicily extends to include the Aeolian Islands, which are here called the Lipari Islands. It is filled with a wealth of interesting detail including roads, forests, fortresses, churches, abbeys, ancient ruins, aqueducts, and towns. The most prominent feature of the map is the large active volcano, Mt. Etna. The inset at lower left focuses on the islands of Malta and Gozo, and includes its own scale and a list of significant buildings and fortifications.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with original color and two soft creases. There are some shadows that appear in the image that are caused by our scanner, and do not appear on the map itself.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/19/2014

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