"Irlanda", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Period: 1576 (circa)
Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo
Color: Black & White
5.7 x 4.1 inches
14.5 x 10.4 cm
A charming small map of Ireland with north oriented to the right. The shape and geography of the country is quite rudimentary, with cities focused primarily along the coastline. The map is adorned with fantastical sea monsters, a compass rose, and a decorative title cartouche. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on a full sheet (7.1 x 10.9") of Italian text.
References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 57-59; Law, p. 4-5; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #191-4.
There are a few spots of foxing in the blank margins, a short tear along the bottom edge of the sheet that has been archivally repaired, and remnants of hinge tape on verso.