Auction 137, Lot 659

"Venetia", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1576 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

This miniature map of the beautiful floating city of Venice features numerous ships in the Venetian Lagoon and a compass rose. On a full sheet (7 x 10.5") of Italian text.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 57-59.

Condition: B

Watermarked paper with a stain at bottom of map image. A previous owner has marked an "x" in the lower-left corner of the map, with a Some stains and soiling in blank margins, with a chip along bottom blank margin, far from map image.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2011