Auction 160, Lot 401

"Spagnuola", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1686 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

Charming little map of the island. The interior is filled with anthill style mountains and the stippled engraved sea is teeming with sea monsters, mermaids and ships. It is further embellished with a title cartouche and a compass rose. Finely engraved by Girolamo Porro of Padua and published in the rare 1686 edition in which the maps were printed separately from the text.

References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 57-59.

Condition: A

A crisp, dark impression on a clean, bright sheet with one tiny worm hole only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 11/16/2016