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Auction 198, Lot 633

"S. Lorenzo", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1576 (circa)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

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 (7.8 x 11.3").

References: King (2nd Ed.) pp. 57-59; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #187-42; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.POR-1b #42.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a couple of faint spots.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/19/2024