Auction 112, Lot 87

"Mondo Nuovo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: North America

Period: 1620 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.6 x 4 inches
14.2 x 10.2 cm

First state of this charming copper engraved map of the continent based on the Paolo Forlani map. The continent depicts the vastly elongated extension of the eastern seaboard, the Strait of Anian, a rather odd bulge in the California peninsula and Giapan (Japan) just offshore. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, compass rose and two wild-looking sea creatures.

References: Burden #42; Manasek #35.

Condition: B

Couple of small spots, else near fine.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/28/2005