"Carte de l'Isle et Royaume de Sicile", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Sicily, Italy
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 18.6 inches
57.4 x 47.2 cm
This important and graphic map of the island of Sicily extends to include the Aeolian Islands, which are here called the Lipari Islands. It is filled with a wealth of interesting detail including roads, forests, fortresses, churches, abbeys, ancient ruins, aqueducts, and towns. The most prominent feature of the map is the large active volcano, Mt. Etna. The inset at lower left focuses on the islands of Malta and Gozo, and includes its own scale and a list of significant buildings and fortifications.
Original color on watermarked paper with a few faint spots adjacent to the centerfold.