Auction 139, Lot 559

"Sardegna", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Sardinia

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 delightful miniature map of Sardinia is oriented with north to the right. The map is adorned with a compass rose, numerous sea monsters, an oared ship, a stippled sea, 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+

Light soiling and a few small worm tracks in blank margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/15/2012