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Auction 145, Lot 355

"Spagnuola", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1576 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4 inches
14.2 x 10.2 cm
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Charming little map of the island. The interior is filled with anthill style mountains and the stippled engraved sea is teeming with sea monsters, mermaids and ships. It is further embellished with a title cartouche and a compass rose. Finely engraved by Girolamo Porro of Padua. On a full sheet of Italian text (7.3 x 10.9") that includes a historiated initial and a banner.

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

Condition: A+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with attractive color. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/12/2013