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Auction 104, Lot 13

"Descrittione del Mappamondo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication: L' Isole Piu Famoso del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.8 x 4 inches
14.7 x 10.2 cm
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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 below map.

References: Shirley #127.

Condition: A

Few damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/10/2003