Auction 160, Lot 12

"Discorso Intorno alla Carta da Navigare", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

Period: 1620 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo…

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

This nautical world map, engraved by Girolamo Porro, was one of two world maps included in Porcacchi's popular pocket-sized atlas. It covers most of the world, excluding far eastern Asia and the western coast of North America; thus alluding to a connection between the two. The Terra Incognita landmass dominates the bottom of the map. The handsome map is filled with rhumb lines and the seas are fully stippled. On a sheet of Italian text measuring 8.0 x 11.4".

References: Shirley #128; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #191-47.

Condition: A

A nice impression with marginal soiling and several small worm tracks along bottom edge of sheet.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/16/2016