Auction 140, Lot 506

"[Lot of 2] Hollanda [and] Isole Selandie", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

Two very fine copper-engraved charts in the Italian style with fully stippled seas, depicting the Netherlands with the islands of Zeeland, and part of Flanders to the south. Cities are illustrated with miniature castles and include Rotterdam, Breda, Polder, and Brussels. Each map is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and a compass rose. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on full sheets (7 x 10.3") of Italian text.

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

Condition: B+

Lovely color and minor soiling with manuscript writing in blank margins. <i>Hollanda</i> also has a couple of small manuscript marks in the map image.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 5/23/2012