Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 274

"Spagnuola", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1590 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

Charming little map of the island. The interior is filled with anthill style mountains and the stippled engraved sea is teeming with sea monsters, mermaids and ships. It is further embellished with a title cartouche and a compass rose. On a full sheet of Italian text that includes a historiated initial and a banner.


Condition: A

A little soil in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/12/2002