Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 4

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

Subject: World

Period: 1576 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo…

Color: Black & White

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 7.6 x 11.8".

References: Shirley #128; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #187-47.

Condition: A+

A flawless example.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $225

Closed on 2/8/2017