Auction 126, Lot 617

"Descrittione dell'Isola di Scio", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Greece, Chios

Period: 1572 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

This captivating miniature map shows the Greek island of Chios. 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 (7.5 x 11").


Condition: A

Light foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $170 - $230

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/3/2008