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Auction 164, Lot 606

"La Sicile, avec les Anciens Noms de Presque Toutes ses Places, Rivieres, Chasteaux, &c. et Diverses Observations Nouvelles", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1675 (dated)

Publication: Cartes de Geographie les Plus Nouvelles…

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 14.2 inches
46.7 x 36.1 cm
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This rare map of Sicily depicts, as the title suggests, "almost all of the places, rivers, castles, etc. and new diverse observations." The island is divided into three regions and depicts a large, flaming Mount Etna. The map is embellished with a legend in a drape-style cartouche, three compass roses, and a decorative title cartouche supporting the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sicily.

References: Pastoureau, Duval II D [58].

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with some tiny edge tears and toning in top blank margin.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 9/13/2017