"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.
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.