Auction 103, Lot 6

"Descrittione del Mappamondo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

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.

Condition: A

Sharp impression from an early edition with good plate mark. Couple stains in blank margins, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/11/2003