Auction 140, Lot 498

"Gotlandia", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Gotland, Sweden

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

Delightful map of the island of Gotland surrounded by fanciful sea monsters, a compass rose and a figurative title cartouche. The land is fully engraved with mountains, forests and cities, and the sea is stipple engraved in the Italian style. 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+

Lovely color with a few faint spots in the image, marginal soiling, and manuscript writing in left blank margin. The left blank margin has also been reinforced on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/23/2012