First edition of Porcacchi's antique map of the world. This is a finly-executed reduction of Camocio's large world map of 1567, one of the last in the long line of derivatives from Gastaldi's prototype of 1546 (Shirley). The map shows a strait between Asia and America and California is shown as a peninsula. 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||Descrittione del Mappamondo|
|Publisher, Year||Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro, Venice, 1572|
|Plate Size||10.5 x 14.6 cm (4.1 x 5.7 inches)|
|Sheet Size||29.4 x 20.0 cm (11.6 x 7.9 inches)|
|Reference||Shirley, R. W.: The Mapping of the World, No. 127|
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