Auction 157, Lot 489

"Irlanda", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Ireland

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

A charming small map of Ireland with north oriented to the right. The shape and geography of the country is quite rudimentary, with cities focused primarily along the coastline. The map is adorned with fantastical sea monsters, a compass rose, and a decorative title cartouche. 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; Law, p. 4-5; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #191-4.

Condition: A

A few spots of foxing outside of the map image and a faint stain in the top right corner of the sheet.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/4/2016