Auction 133, Lot 637

"Taprobana", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1572 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4 inches
14.2 x 10.2 cm

Charming map of the island nation of Sri Lanka with north oriented to the right of the map. Only a bit of the Indian mainland is shown and it is incorrectly shown to the east of the island. Strapwork title cartouche, an unusual compass rose and a stipple engraved sea combine to make this a very attractive map. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on a full sheet (8 x 11.5") of Italian text.


Condition: A+

Overall fine with some pencil marks in the text.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/1/2010