"Zante", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Subject: Southern Greece
Period: 1576 (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 depicts Zakynthos Island, the third largest of the Ionian Islands. It is decorated with a sailing ship, sea monsters, and a unique compass rose. 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-1b #22.
A crisp, dark impression with a faint damp stain in the right blank margin of the sheet.