Auction 140, Lot 680

"Minorica", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Minorca

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

This miniature map of Minorca features pictorial views of cities and the topography of the island. The map is adorned with sea monsters, a sailing ship, mermen, 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

Lovely color with marginal soiling and manuscript writing in right blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/23/2012