Auction 142, Lot 16

"Discorso Intorno alla Carta da Navigare", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

Period: 1576 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole Piu Famose del Mondo…

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

This nautical world map, engraved by Girolamo Porro, was one of two world maps included in Porcacchi's popular pocket-sized atlas. It covers most of the world, excluding far eastern Asia and the western coast of North America; thus alluding to a connection between the two. The Terra Incognita landmass dominates the bottom of the map. The handsome map is filled with rhumb lines and the seas are fully stippled. Printed on a full sheet (7.5 x 11.5") of Italian text. (6.8 x 10.3").

References: Shirley #128.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light toning and marginal soiling. There is manuscript writing above map, and right blank margin has been reinforced with tissue.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/28/2012