Auction 141, Lot 683

"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 9.5 inches
14 x 24.1 cm

This is a charming map of the island of Madagascar embellished with a decorative title cartouche, fanciful sea monsters, a compass rose, and a stippled sea. Printed on a full page with Italian text (7 x 10.5"). Engraved by Girolamo Porro.

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

Condition: A

A fine impression with attractive color and very minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $230 - $275


Closed on 9/5/2012