Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 800

"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Madagascar

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 a charming map of the island of Madagascar embellished with a decorative title cartouche, fanciful sea monsters, a compass rose, and a stippled sea. Printed on a full page with Italian text (7 x 10.5"). Engraved by Girolamo Porro.

References: King (2nd Ed.), p. 57-59.

Condition: B+

Light show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/7/2011