Descrittione della gran citta, e isola Temistitan

Tomaso Porcacchi (*1530 - 1585)
Antique map of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City. Printed in Venice by Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro in 1572.

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Description

First edition of Porcacchi's very attractive and early map of Mexico City. Shows the bird's eye view of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, which was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors. The remains of Tenochtitlan are almost completely overbuilt by today's Mexico City. Some ruins of Tenochtitlan can be seen in the historic center of the Mexican capital. Very skillfully engraved by Girolamo Porro.

From the first edition of the famous L'Isole piu famose del Mondo the Isolario or Book of Islands by the Italian humanist and scholar Tomaso Porcacchi. First published in Venezia in 1572 in collaboration with the bookseller Simone Galignani and the Paduan engraver Girolamo Porro. A second edition followed in 1576, and further editions posthumously in 1590, 1604, 1605, 1620, 1686 and 1713.

Details

CartographerTomaso Porcacchi
TitleDescrittione della gran citta, e isola Temistitan
Publisher, YearSimon Galignani, Girolamo Porro, Venice, 1572
Plate Size10.5 x 14.3 cm (4.1 x 5.6 inches)
Sheet Size29.4 x 20.0 cm (11.6 x 7.9 inches)

Condition

Beautiful strong and clear impression. Small wormhols in margin partly backed. Very good condition.

Cartographer

Tomaso Porcacchi was an Italian mapmaker and geographer based in Venice. He published L'isole piu famose del Mondo from 1572 onwards with beautiful island maps engraved by Girolamo Porro.

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Tomaso Porcacchi: Descrittione della gran citta, e isola Temistitan.
Antique map of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City. Printed in Venice by Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro in 1572.

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