"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso
Period: 1686 (published)
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 measuring 7.9 x 11.5".
References: King (2nd Ed.), p. 57-59.
Nice impression and color with just a hint of toning along the left and top sheet edges.