"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso
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
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.
Minor toning in the margins.