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Auction 182, Lot 710

"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm
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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 (8.3 x 11.8").

References: King (2nd Ed.) pp. 57-59; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.POR-1d.

Condition: A

Minor toning in the margins.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/28/2021