Auction 165, Lot 599

"Carte de l'Isle et Royaume de Sicile", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Original color on watermarked paper with a few faint spots adjacent to the centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/15/2017

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