Catalog Archive
Auction 153, Lot 589

"Sicilia Antiqua quae et Sicania et Trinacria Dicta", Blair, Rev. John

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1768 (circa)

Publication: The Chronology & History of the World...

Color: Hand Color

21.4 x 16.3 inches
54.4 x 41.4 cm

This is a handsome and detailed map of ancient Sicily, extending to include numerous surrounding islands and the tip of Italy and Tunisia. The map depicts towns, roads, rivers, mountains, and a huge, flaming Mt. Etna. At top left is a large inset with a bird's-eye plan of Syracuse.

References: Shirley (Bl Atlases) G.BLAI-1a #5.

Condition: B+

A nice impression, issued folding on sturdy paper with a "J. Whatman" watermark. There are several extraneous creases adjacent to the folds, a tiny tear in an unengraved area that has been archivally repaired, and minor soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500


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