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Auction 161, Lot 626

"Siciliae Regnum", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 13.4 inches
48 x 34 cm

This is a strikingly graphic map of the Kingdom of Sicily, and the first plate to appear in Mercator's Atlas. The map is filled with topography and towns, including Palermo, Syracuse, Messina, as well as the erupting Mt. Aetna. The map is decorated with a strapwork cartouche and a moire patterned sea. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #7510:1A.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with very light soiling and professional repairs to two short marginal tears and to a centerfold separation that enters less than 1" into image at bottom.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2017