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Auction 190, Lot 522

"Panormo", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Period: 1688 (circa)

Publication: Topographia Italiae

Color: Hand Color

14.9 x 11.9 inches
37.8 x 30.2 cm
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A lovely bird's-eye view of Palermo, Sicily with excellent detail of the fortifications, buildings and surrounding countryside. A key engraved on a scroll identifies 66 locations on the map. A sixteen-point compass rose orients north to the bottom-right corner of the map. The map is further adorned with a coat of arms and numerous ships in the harbor.


Condition: A+

A minor spot in upper-left blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/16/2022