"Discorso Intorno alla Carta da Navigare", Porcacchi, Tomaso
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.
A flawless example.