Auction 122, Lot 633

"Negroponte", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Greece

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

A nice clean example on a sturdy sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007

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