First edition of Porcacchi's very attractive and early view of Venice (Venezia). This finely-executed bird's-eye view shows the Venetian Lagoon surrounded by a compass rose and many sailing ships. 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||Venetia - Descrittione della Isola, et Citta di Vinetia di Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino.|
|Publisher, Year||Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro, Venice, 1572|
|Plate Size||10.5 x 14.2 cm (4.1 x 5.6 inches)|
|Sheet Size||29.5 x 20.0 cm (11.6 x 7.9 inches)|
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