Auction 134, Lot 14

"Discorso Intorno alla Carta da Navigare", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

Period: 1572 (published)

Publication: L'Isole Piu Famoso del Mondo…

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

This nautical world map, engraved by Girolamo Porro, was one of two world maps included in Porcacchi's popular pocket-sized atlas. It covers most of the world, excluding far eastern Asia and the western coast of North America; thus alluding to a connection between the two. The Terra Incognita landmass dominates the bottom of the map. The handsome map is filled with rhumb lines and the seas are fully stippled. Printed on a full sheet (5.6 x 9.5") of Italian text.

References: Shirley #128.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 12/1/2010