Auction 165, Lot 598

"Siracusa in Sicilien", Bodenehr, Gabriel

Subject: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.3 x 6.5 inches
23.6 x 16.5 cm

This charming little plan depicts the island of Ortygia, the historical center of present-day Syracuse on the island of Sicily. Only basic details are represented including the fortified walls and a church. A note in German above the plan discusses the earthquake of 1693 that devastated this region and resulted in approximately 60,000 deaths. Manuscript page number 172 at top.

References:

Condition: B+

On a watermarked sheet with faint scattered foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Unsold

Closed on 11/15/2017

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