Catalog Archive
Auction 145, Lot 745

"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1686 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm
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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. Engraved by Girolamo Porro. On full sheet of Italian text (8.0 x 11.8").

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

Condition: A

On a full sheet with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/12/2013