"Gotlandia", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Subject: Sweden, Gotland
Period: 1590 (circa)
Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo
Color: Black & White
5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm
Delightful map of the island of Gotland surrounded by fanciful sea monsters, a compass rose and a figurative title cartouche. The land is fully engraved with mountains, forests and cities, and the sea is stipple engraved in the Italian style. On a full sheet of Italian text with a decorative capital and banner.
The map has a lovely impression. The text has a few minor spots, none affecting the map.