Auction 149, Lot 11

"Descrittione del Mappamondo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

Period: 1586 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.8 x 5.1 inches
14.7 x 13 cm

Charming miniature map of the world on an oval projection, engraved by Girolamo Porro after a larger world map by Camoccio on the Gastaldi prototype. The huge mythical Terra Incognita dominates the Southern Hemisphere. On a full sheet (8.3 x 11.6") of Italian text with decorative capital letter below map and page 193 above. Italian text continues on the verso.

References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 57-59; Shirley #127.

Condition: A

A fine impression minor soiling outside the map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/21/2014