Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 506

"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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/7/2011