A striking example of Ortelius' map of Sicily. Showing the Mediterranean island of Sicily (Sicilia) with three cartouches and rich decoration. With numerous sailing ships and sea monsters. Lower left a cartouche with places of ancient Sicily, upper left an inset map of Syracuse. At the top centre the beautiful title cartouche. Cartographically the map is based on Gastaldi's 1545 map of Sicily and was first published in 1584. The present example comes from the Latin edition of the Parergon of 1624. Latin text on the verso.
|Title||Siciliae Veteris Typus ...|
|Publisher, Year||Balthasar Moretus, Antwerp, 1584 |
|Plate Size||37.3 x 48.6 cm (14.7 x 19.1 inches)|
|Sheet Size||48.3 x 55.5 cm (19.0 x 21.9 inches)|
|Reference||Van den Broecke, M.: Ortelius Atlas Maps, No. 211; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 7510H:31|
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