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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.032
Title Nieuwe Afteekening van het Eyland en Koninkryk Sicilia Vertoonende alle desselfs Zee Havenen Anker Plaetsen Riviere Dieptens Klippen Steeden en Vastigheeden
Artist Keulen, Gerard van, 1678-1726
Date 18th Century
Description Map of Sicily; it includes names of cities, ports, churches etc. and geographic features like rivers and mountains; it also includes the coat of arms for Sicily, multiple compass roses, rhumlines, and soundings, etc.; insets include 9 city and port plans including Palermo, Trapano, Messina, Milazzo, Agusta, Mount Etna and Catania, Sergento and Siracusa and 2 vignettes of naval battles; oriented with north at top; relief shown by hachures; print is hand colored with watercolor paint
Object Name Map
Medium Watercolor Paint
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Engraving/ Hand-coloring
Dimensions H-52.1 W-91.8 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name tot Amsterdam by Gerard van Keulen
Signed Name Location Lower Left
Inscriptions and Marks Upper left: Nieuwe Afteekening || van het Eyland en Koninkryk || Sicilia || Vertoonende alle desselfs Zee Havenen Anker Plaetsen Riviere || Dieptens Klippen Steeden en || Vastigheeden
Lower left: Het Wapen van Sicila || tot Amsterdam by Gerard van Keulen aan de Nieuwe burgh met Privilegie voor 15 Iaaren
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Keulen, Gerard van, 1678-1726
Notes n.d.