"Descrittione del Mappamondo", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Period: 1572 (circa)
Publication: L'Isole Piu Famoso del Mondo
Color: Black & White
5.8 x 4 inches
14.7 x 10.2 cm
Charming, miniature map of the world on an oval projection. Engraved by Girolamo Porro after a larger world map by Camoccio on the Gastaldi prototype. The huge mythical Terra Incognita dominates the Southern Hemisphere. On a full sheet of Italian text with decorative capital.
References: Shirley #127.
Sharp impression from an early edition with good plate mark. Couple stains in blank margins, otherwise fine.