Auction 154, Lot 566

"Morea Penisola", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Southern Greece

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo...

Color: Black & White

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

This finely engraved map by Girolamo Porro shows the Peloponnesia peninsula. It is adorned with a title cartouche and unique compass rose and set in a full sheet of Italian text (8.4 x 11.9"). Porcacchi's L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo was published in seven editions beginning in 1572, and was one of the last island atlases published, following the works of Buondelmonti, Sonetti and Bordone.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.POR-1a #3.

Condition: A

A dark impression with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/16/2015