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- Published: Augsburg
- Published date: 1730
- Issue date: 1720-30
- Category: Italy
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color
- Type: map
- Size: 502 by 584mm (19¾ by 23 inches).
- Stock number: 30295
- Condition: A larger part of the lower centre fold with careful restauration (the compass rose was missing and is redrawn). Overall in good condition.
Article descriptionOriginal copper engraving hand colored in outline and wash when published. This beautiful old colored map depicts the island of Sicily and an inset map of Malta and Gozo. In the upper left corner is an large allegoric title cartouche showing Ceres or Abundance, Bacchus, and Neptune accepting the bounty of the seas. The description and a mileage scale is in the lower right corner. With many place names, rivers, mountains, further also a scene of the Vulcano mount Etna in full eruption is engraved. A fine decorative 18th century map of Sicily by the famous German mapmaker Matthaeus Seutter.
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