Old Map of the Kingdom of Sicily by Visscher, 1690: Palermo, Catania, Tunis, Malta, Parco dell&
Old Map of the Kingdom of Sicily by Visscher, 1690: Palermo, Catania, Tunis, Malta, Parco dell&
Old Map of the Kingdom of Sicily by Visscher, 1690: Palermo, Catania, Tunis, Malta, Parco dell&
Old Map of the Kingdom of Sicily by Visscher, 1690: Palermo, Catania, Tunis, Malta, Parco dell&

Old Map of the Kingdom of Sicily by Visscher, 1690: Palermo, Catania, Tunis, Malta, Parco dell'Etna

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Behold 'Regnum Siciliae Cum circumiacentibus Regnis et Insulis', a magnificent cartographic masterpiece that transports you back to the late 17th century. This translates to 'Kingdom of Sicily with Surrounding Kingdoms and Islands', an accurate depiction of the intricate political divisions of the time. The map, crafted by the esteemed Nicolaes Visscher II in 1690, centers around the Kingdom of Sicily and the neighboring territories within the modern-day region of Italy. Visscher II was the grandson of Claes Janszoon Visscher, a renowned figure in the Dutch Golden Age of cartography, ensuring this map is not just a piece of art, but a testament to a lineage of exceptional mapmakers.

This map is not just a geographical guide, but a historical narrative. It features significant cities such as Palermo and Catania, as well as distant lands like Tunis and the island of Malta. The natural wonder of Parco dell'Etna is also beautifully depicted. These locations, while significant in their own right, also paint a picture of the political and economic landscape of the time, offering a glimpse into the past.

The 'Regnum Siciliae Cum circumiacentibus Regnis et Insulis' is a feast for the eyes, hand-colored and engraved with meticulous attention to detail. It showcases not only towns and waterways, but also the intricate canal systems and mountains that define the terrain. The map also includes decorative cartouches, coats of arms, and a compass rose, adding an artistic flair to the scientific precision of the map. The relief is shown pictorially, adding depth and dimension to the flat surface.

Finally, this map is more than a geographical representation; it's a historical document that captures the zeitgeist of the late 17th century. The political boundaries, the cities, and the landmarks all tell a story of a time when kingdoms were defined by their geography and their alliances. Whether you're a history buff, a cartography enthusiast, or someone who appreciates fine art, the 'Regnum Siciliae Cum circumiacentibus Regnis et Insulis' is a piece that will undoubtedly add value to your collection.

Some of the significant locations shown on this map:

Kingdom of Sicily:

  1. Palermo - Known as Panormus in ancient times, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily and a key cultural and economic hub.
  2. Catania - Known as Katane in Greek, it's notable for its rich history, culture, architecture, and proximity to Mount Etna.
  3. Messina - Known as Zancle to the Greeks, it's a vital port and has been a gateway to Sicily since ancient times.
  4. Syracuse - Known as Siracusa, it was a powerful city-state in ancient Greece and home to the mathematician Archimedes.
  5. Trapani - Known for its salt marshes, which have been used for salt production since ancient times.
  6. Agrigento - Known as Akragas in Greek, it's home to the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  7. Caltanissetta - A significant agricultural and mineral-producing center.
  8. Enna - Known as Henna to the Romans, it's one of the few landlocked cities in Sicily.
  9. Ragusa - Known for its rich Baroque architecture and as a filming location for the TV series Inspector Montalbano.
  10. Marsala - Known for its wine production, especially the fortified wine Marsala.

Notable Natural Phenomena:

  1. Mount Etna - The highest active volcano in Europe, located near Catania.
  2. Strait of Messina - A narrow passage between eastern Sicily and western Calabria in the south of Italy.
  3. Gulf of Naples - Known for its stunning beauty and the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida.
  4. Ionian Sea - Part of the Mediterranean Sea, between the Italian and Greek coasts.
  5. Tyrrhenian Sea - Part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy.

Historical Events (1600-1690):

  1. Sicilian Vespers (1647) - A violent anti-Spanish uprising in Palermo.
  2. Battle of Messina (1674-1678) - A battle between the fleets of France and the Dutch Republic.
  3. Mount Etna Eruption (1669) - One of the most destructive eruptions of Mount Etna.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm), 40x50in (102x127cm), 48x60in (122x153cm) and 56x70in (142x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90in (229cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

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If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my collection of the best old maps of Europe and European cities to see if something else catches your eye.

Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

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All the product photos you see on this page show the map in its Original form. This is what the map looks like today.

If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

If you're unsure, stick to the Original colour of the map. If you want something a bit darker and older looking, go for Aged.

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I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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