Auction 136, Lot 18

"Descrittione del Mappamondo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

Period: 1620 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole Piu Famose del Mondo…

Color: Black & White

5.8 x 4.3 inches
14.7 x 10.9 cm

Charming miniature map of the world on an oval projection, engraved by Girolamo Porro after a larger world map by Camoccio on the Gastaldi prototype. The huge mythical Terra Incognita dominates the Southern Hemisphere. On a full sheet (8.0 x 11.5") of Italian text with decorative capital letter below map and page 193 above. Italian text continues on the verso.

References: Shirley #127.

Condition: A

Fine impression with full margins. Very faint foxing and a light stain in margins.

Estimate: $375 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/1/2011