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