Auction 170, Lot 659

"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1686 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with just a hint of toning along the left and top sheet edges.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/14/2018

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