"Isole Hebride, et Orcade", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Subject: Northern Scotland
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 early map of north Scotland depicts the Orkney and Hebrides Islands. The map is adorned with a sea monster, strapwork title cartouche, compass rose and a stippled sea. 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.
There is a tiny abrasion with minute loss of map image near center, and marginal soiling. Right blank margin has been reinforced on verso with old paper.