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Auction 171, Lot 615

"Insularum Sardiniae et Corsicae Descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Corsica, Sardinia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 22.6 inches
48.8 x 57.4 cm
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This is a striking map of the islands of Sardinia and Corsica. The coastal information is fairly accurate, but much of the interior topography is less precise. The title cartouche features the arms of the Kingdoms of Sardinia and Corsica with their characteristic symbols for the defeated Moors who had once ruled the islands.


Condition: B+

A fine impression with light scattered foxing and a 4" centerfold separation at left that has been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/6/2019