Auction 122, Lot 487

"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.


Condition: A

The map has a lovely impression. The text has a few minor spots, none affecting the map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/5/2007