"Maiorica", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Period: 1576 (circa)
Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo
Color: Black & White
5.7 x 4.2 inches
14.5 x 10.7 cm
This graphic little map is one of the earliest separate maps of Majorca, first issued in 1572. The island is depicted with its major cities and is surrounded with a variety of fantastic sea monsters and adorned with a decorative title cartouche. A compass rose orients the map with southeast at top. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on a full sheet (7.8 x 11.8") of Italian text.
References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 57-59; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #187-9.
Very minor marginal soiling.