"S. Lorenzo", 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 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.
Light show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.