"Minorica", Porcacchi, Tomaso
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.
Lovely color with marginal soiling and manuscript writing in right blank margin.