Catalog Archive
Auction 183, Lot 8

"Descrittione del Mappamondo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

Period: 1586 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.7 x 4.2 inches
14.5 x 10.7 cm

Charming miniature map of the world on an oval projection, engraved by Girolamo Porro after a larger world map by Camoccio on the Gastaldi prototype. The huge mythical Terra Incognita dominates the Southern Hemisphere. On a full sheet (7.8 x 11.3") of Italian text with decorative capital letter below map and page 193 above. Italian text continues on the verso.

References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 57-59; Shirley #127.

Condition: B+

Light soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/9/2021