Auction 160, Lot 737

"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

This is a charming map of the island of Madagascar embellished with a decorative title cartouche, fanciful sea monsters, a compass rose, and a stippled sea. Engraved by Girolamo Porro. On full sheet of Italian text (8.3 x 11.8").

References: King (2nd Ed.), p. 57-59; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.POR-1d.

Condition: A

A clean and bright sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190


Closed on 11/16/2016