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Description

Striking example of Ortelius' map of Sicily, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world.

Includes an inset map of Syracuse and a list of the towns in the lower left. Sea monsters and ships are depicted in the seas.

Ortelius based this map on Gastaldi's 1545 map of Sicily.

Reference
Van Den Broecke 211