Auction 139, Lot 560

"Corsica", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Corsica

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 captivating miniature map of Corsica is oriented with north to the right, and extends to include the northern tip of Sardinia. The map is adorned with numerous sea monsters, 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: A

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

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/15/2012