Auction 159, Lot 565

"Maiorica", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Majorca

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.

Condition: A+

Very minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2016