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Auction 184, Lot 594

"Sicilia Insula", Bocharti, Samuelis

Subject: Sicily, Italy

Period: 1651 (circa)

Publication: Geographiae Sacrae Pars Prior Phaleg...

Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 10.9 inches
35.3 x 27.7 cm
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This is a very uncommon map from the work of the Protestant minister and oriental scholar Samuel Bochart (1599-1667). Both the title and place names are given in Latin and Hebrew. A large inset map provides great detail of Syracuse, an ancient Greek settlement on the Ionian coast. Engraved by R. Hubert.


Condition: B+

A dark impression on paper with a coat of arms watermark, light toning, and a few small spots.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/15/2021