"Scotia", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Period: 1576-1605 (circa)
Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm
This is one of the earliest printed maps of Scotland, with north orientated to the right of the page. The map is adorned with sailing ships, sea monsters, a compass rose, a stippled sea and a title cartouche flanked by putti. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on a full sheet (7 x 10.3") of Italian text.
References: King (2nd Ed.), p. 57-59; Moir, p. 164.
A small spot in title cartouche and marginal soiling. Left blank margin has been reinforced on verso with old paper.