Regni et Insulae Siciliae

Frederick de Wit (*1630 - 1706)
Old coloured map of Sicily (Sicilia). Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1715.

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Rare antique map of Sicily (Sicilia) by Frederick de Wit. This is the edition with the imprint of Covens and Mortier. Shows the Mediterranean island of Sicily with a beautiful title cartouche with Mount Etna in the background. Above a bird's eye view of Messina, below views and plans of Milazzo, Palermo, Catania and Trapani (Trapano). Excellent strong impression.


CartographerFrederick de Wit
TitleRegni et Insulae Siciliae
Publisher, YearCovens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1715
Plate Size50.0 x 59.0 cm (19.7 x 23.2 inches)
Sheet Size53.0 x 63.0 cm (20.9 x 24.8 inches)
ReferenceValerio, V. & Spagnolo, S.: Sicilia 1477-1861, La collezione Spagnolo-Patermo in quattro secoli di cartografia, No. 58


Centrefold backed in the lower part, minor staining in upper margin. Very good condition with old colour. Excellent strong impression. Never framed before.


Frederick de Wit, born 1630 in Amsterdam, was a famous engraver and publisher in Amsterdam. He acquired many of the printing plates of Blaeu and Janssonius when it came to auction. His map were very popular because of the quality of the engravings and the beautiful colouring. After his death in 1706, his work was re-issued by Pieter Mortier and Covens & Mortier.

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Old coloured map of Sicily (Sicilia). Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1715.

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