Attractive antique map of Palermo, in Sicily, made for John Luffman's delightful pocket atlas, the "Select plans..." This map shows the region around the Sicilian capital. In addition to Palermo, several smaller towns are shown, including Mondello and Sarasina, which have now been absorbed into the same metropolis. Additionally, several mountains which now rise on the outskirts of Palermo are shown pictorially, including Mt. Gerbino and Mt. Pelegrino "the mountain of pilgrims". A brief description of the merits and role of Palermo is provided at the bottom of the map.
Luffman's Select Plans is an uncommon traveler's guide that served to educate the intrepid traveler regarding any part of the world, from the major cities of Europe to the wild coasts of the Spice Islands. Each of Luffman's maps contained detailed coastal descriptions showing the major landmarks and cities, as well as basic but necessary navigational information. This plate appeared in the first of Luffman's two volumes.