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Early View of the Port of Messina

Messina. BRAUN, G. and HOGENBERG, F. [Cologne, 1572]
Messana urbs est Sicilie maxima... . 13 ½ x 19 inches.
Fine hand color; fine condition.


Fine first issue of one of this very attractive, early view of Messina, the principal port of Sicily. The city’s distinctive harbor is shown teeming with ships. 167 of the well-fortified city’s towers, churches, palaces and fountains are numbered and keyed to the view.

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