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Auction 169, Lot 615

"Siracusa in Sicilien", Bodenehr, Gabriel

Subject: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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.


Condition: B+

On a watermarked sheet with faint scattered foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 9/12/2018