Auction 140, Lot 792

"Taprobana", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1576 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

Charming map of the island nation of Sri Lanka with north oriented to the right of the map. Only a bit of the Indian mainland is shown and it is incorrectly depicted to the east of the island. Strapwork title cartouche, an unusual compass rose and a stipple engraved sea combine to make this a very attractive map. 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 and manuscript ink above the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Unsold

Closed on 5/23/2012

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