Auction 149, Lot 442

"Scotia", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1586 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

This is one of the earliest printed maps of Scotland, with north oriented to the right of the page. The map is adorned with sailing ships, sea monsters, a compass rose, a stippled sea, and a title cartouche flanked by putti. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on a full sheet (8.3 x 11.6") of Italian text.

References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 57-59; Moir, p. 164.

Condition: A

Minor soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/21/2014