Auction 97, Lot 15

"Discorso Intorno alla carta da Navigare", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: World

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: L'Isole Piu Famose del Mondo…

Color: Black & White

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

This handsome nautical world map was engraved by Paduan Girolamo Porro. It was one of two world maps included in Porcacchi's popular pocket-sized atlas. It covers most of the world, excluding far eastern Asia and the western coast of North America. The "Terra Incognita" landmass dominates the bottom of the map, which is criss-crossed with rhumb lines. On a full sheet of Latin text and including an extra leaf of text.

References: Shirley #128

Condition: A

Very fine impression, with minor foxing in margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2001