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Siciliae Veteris Typus

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Goos, Abraham; Ortelius, Abraham; Jansson, Jan
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1600-1699
Materials: ink; paper; color
Measurements: 20 3/4 in x 25 1/2 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Relief shown pictorically. Includes an inset of "Territorij Syracusani loca, incertae positionis, Acrillae, Echetla, Magella." Bottom left cartouche listing the cities of Sicily is decorated with Posiedon being pulled by two sea monsters. The cartouche containing the title is flanked by two winged figures and an eagle. The map is numbered "47" on the top right corner. From the publication, Atlantis majoris appendix, sive pars altera (Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1630).


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