Descrittione del Mappamondo

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

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Description

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.

Details

CartographerTomaso Porcacchi
TitleDescrittione del Mappamondo
Publisher, YearSimon Galignani, Girolamo Porro, Venice, 1572
Plate Size10.5 x 14.6 cm (4.1 x 5.7 inches)
Sheet Size29.4 x 20.0 cm (11.6 x 7.9 inches)
ReferenceShirley, R. W.: The Mapping of the World, No. 127

Condition

A very fine and crisp impression. Small wormholes 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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Antique map of the world. Printed in Venice by Simon Galignani, Girolamo Porro in 1572.

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