Map. Hand-colored engraving. 15" x 23".
This map of Sicily from the 17th century shows the entire island as well as the southwesternmost tip of the Italian peninsula. The names of the surrounding bodies of water are named in Latin and rivers, mountains, lakes, and towns are noted on the map. Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) is considered the founder of the French school of cartography. In reaction to the prevailing trend of Dutch lavishness, Sanson favored minimal details, focusing rather on accurate cartography than ornament. This map is a fine example of his work.
Condition: Very Good