First edition of Porcacchi's very attractive and early map of the East Indies and Indochina. This finely-executed map is one of the earliest obtainable maps of Southeast Asia and shows Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia with Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Philippines. With a compass rose and a title cartouche. Very skillfully engraved by Girolamo Porro.
From the rare 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. Published 1572 in Venezia in a 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.
|Title||Isole Molucche - Isole Molvcche - Descrittione dell'Isola Molucche|
|Publisher, Year||Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro, Venice, 1572|
|Plate Size||10.5 x 14.2 cm (4.1 x 5.6 inches)|
|Sheet Size||28.0 x 20.0 cm (11.0 x 7.9 inches)|
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