"Negroponte", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Period: 1590 (circa)
Color: Black & White
5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm
Captivating miniature map shows the island of Euboea, or Negroponte, connected by a bridge even at this early point in history. Athens is shown in upper left of map. The sea is stipple engraved in the Italian style and filled with sea monsters, a title cartouche and a unique compass rose. On a full sheet of Italian text.
A nice clean example on a sturdy sheet.