"Carta Marina", Lovisa, Domenico
Period: 1697 (published)
Publication: Teatro del mondo
Color: Hand Color
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm
This tiny world map appeared in one of the later Italian versions of Ortelius' famous pocket atlas. It is a reduced version of Giacomo Gastaldi's map of 1548. North America is connected to Asia by a prominent land bridge, and Greenland is connected to Scandinavia by another landmass. Below South America is a huge island of Tierra del Fuego. Lovisa's maps were copied from Pietro Marchetti's plates from nearly a century before; they are very rare.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 162, illus.
Soiled with the top margin replaced.