Planche 1

houel plate 1 map

Map of Sicily and Lipari Islands containing Hoüel’s itinerary. The map is personalised and includes the route followed by the author marked by points. It also includes the places where he stayed, marked by circles, and the location of the monuments he visited, with crosses. Sites not seen by the author are omitted. Hoüel’s map includes toponyms, geological features and topographic information such as mountains, paths and rivers.

This particular illustration was intended to provide useful information to travellers interested in historical, archaeological, geological, artistic and scientific aspects of the island, and it is evidence of the level of detail and accuracy which this enlightened French intellectual dedicated to his travelling activities.