Auction 157, Lot 581

"Les Royaumes de Naples et de Sicile avec l'Isle de Malte", Santini, P.

Subject: Southern Italy, Sicily, Corsica & Sardinia

Period: 1801 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

26.3 x 18.8 inches
66.8 x 47.8 cm

This uncommon and handsome neo-classical map of southern Italy highlights Naples and the three major islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are a number of place names and good topographical detail. A scroll-like inset showing Malta appears at left. The large pictorial cartouche features Vesuvius in full eruption with the picturesque ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the foreground.


Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with a light damp stain that enters into the neatline at top right, a few faint spots, some printer's ink residue, and a couple edge tears confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 5/4/2016