Auction 110, Lot 559

"Descrittione del l'Isola di Maiorica", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Mediterranean

Period: 1686 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.6 x 4 inches
14.2 x 10.2 cm

This graphic little map is one of the earliest separate maps of Majorca, first issued in 1572. The island is depicted with its major cities and is surrounded with a variety of fantastic sea monsters and adorned with a title cartouche. A compass rose orients the map with southeast at top. The map is set into a full sheet of Italian text with a historiated initial.

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Condition: A

Full recent color with slight bleed through on verso.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/2/2005

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