Auction 126, Lot 618

"Rhodi", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Greece, Rhodes

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

Charming map of the island of Rhodes surrounded by fanciful sea monsters, a compass rose and a decorative title cartouche. The land is fully engraved with mountains, forests and cities and the sea is stipple engraved in the Italian style. The famous fortified harbor is beautifully shown. On a full sheet of Italian text with a decorative capital and banner.


Condition: A

A very nice impression on a clean sheet with just one faint spot in the ocean.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/3/2008