"Scotia", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Period: 1620 (circa)
Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
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 (7.9 x 11.0") of Italian text.
References: King (2nd Ed.), p. 57-59; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #191-6; Moir, p. 164.
Light scattered foxing mostly outside of the map image and a light stain in the top left corner of the sheet.