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Auction 183, Lot 437

"La Sicile pour l'Histoire Romaine de Mr. Rollin", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1740 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 8.5 inches
33.8 x 21.6 cm
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This attractive map of ancient Sicily uses the old Roman names and extends to the Horn of Africa, the Aeolian Islands, Gozo, and Malta. The map shows the network of Roman roads and simple topography. A Roman boat rides the sea, and the title is surrounded with a decorative cartouche topped by a dragon. Engraved by H. J. Godin for an edition of Rollin's Histoire Romaine.


Condition: A

A crisp impression issued folding, now flat, with minor offsetting and a binding trim and associated tear at left that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 6/9/2021