Auction 140, Lot 679

"Maiorica", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Majorca

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

This graphic little map is one of the earliest separate maps of Majorca, first issued in 1572. The island is depicted with its major cities and is surrounded with a variety of fantastic sea monsters and adorned with a decorative title cartouche. A compass rose orients the map with southeast at top. 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 one minor stain in map image, with marginal soiling. The right blank margin has been reinforced with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/23/2012