Messina Harbor Sicily Sea Port Italy 1730 antique engraved Basire hand color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Plan of the Works of the city of Messina, one of the Strongest and Most Considerable Cities of Sicily, and a Fine Sea Port
(Italy- Sicilia Italia)
Issued c.1730-40, England
Engraved by Basire
Fine antique engraved city plan/ map printed in the early 18th century.
With lovely detailed full hand color. Note the numerous sailing ships in the harbor.
The ornate cartouche at bottom right lists over 40 specific locations within the map.
In Good condition, light minor age wear, light horizontal crease across sheet as well as light inoffensive vertical fold lines beside centeral centerfold, diagonal crease at bottom left corner, light scattered spotting in the blank margins, overall remaining clean and attractive.
Appears map was folded into a small 8vo or 4to atlas volume at some point.
Despite the light age wear, still a pleasing example of this original antique map which is well worthy of display.
Sheet measures c. 16 1/8" W. x 20 1/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 14 1/8" W. x 18 1/2" H.
Folio. With original fold line as issued.