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Auction 94, Lot 318

"Rhodi", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Greece

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm
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Charming map of the island of Rhodes surrounded by fanciful sea monsters, a compass rose and a decorative title cartouche. The land is fully engraved with mountains, forests and cities and the sea is stipple engraved in the Italian style. The famous fortified harbor is beautifully shown. On a full sheet of Italian text with a decorative capital and banner.


Condition: A

Minor foxing in margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/7/2001