Sicilia old map Italy Ortygia Syracuse history SDUK 1839
Title : Syracuse with the remaining vestings of its Five Cities.
Description: Syracuse Ortygia a small island which is the historical centre of the city of Syracuse, Sicily. The island, also known as the Città Vecchia (Old City), contains many historical landmarks, the history of Ortygia is synonymous with the early history of Syracuse.
The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth and exerted influence over the entirety of Magna Graecia, of which it was the most important city.
Published: London by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, commonly known as the SDUK.
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Sheet app.: 41 x 34.5 cm. 16.25 x 13.5 inches. Image app.: 38 x 30 cm. 15 x 11.75 inches. Condition: View very good, edges chipping.