Auction 139, Lot 549

"Elba", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Elba, Italy

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 miniature map of Elba and adjacent islands, off the coast of Tuscany, features pictorial views of cities, fortifications, and the topography of the land. Oriented with north to the top right, the map is adorned with sea monsters, sailing ships, a mermaid, a compass rose, and a decorative title cartouche. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on a full sheet (7 x 10.3") of Italian text.

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

Condition: B+

Marginal soiling with one tiny worm track in bottom blank margin, and some manuscript writing in blank ink in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 2/15/2012