Rare antique maps of Sicily (Sicilia) by Benedetto Bordone printed on a double page from two woodblocks. On the left the ancient view after Ptolemy, on the right the modern projection. With the volcano Etna, Palermo, Messina and Catania.
From Libro di Benedetto Bordone... de tutte l'isole del mondo..., more commonly known as Isolario of Bordone, which first appeared in Venice in 1528. Three further editions followed in 1534, 1547 and 1565. The maps of all four editions were printed from the same woodblocks in Venice.
|Title||Sicilia secondo tolemeo / Sicilia secondo moderni|
|Publisher, Year||Venice, 1528-1565|
|Plate Size||13.4 x 36.2 cm (5.3 x 14.3 inches)|
|Sheet Size||30.0 x 41.0 cm (11.8 x 16.1 inches)|
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