Auction 136, Lot 16

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

Subject: World

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: L'Isole Piu Famose del Mondo…

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 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 (7.5 x 11.5") of Italian text.

References: Shirley #128.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/1/2011