A Very rare and highly sought after small woodblock map of Maiorca & Minorca , by Bordone from his Isolario. The Reverse side is a map of Ibiza & Formentera. Certainly the first map of these islands.
Bordone was an 'illuminator' and wood-engraver, working in Venice, when he was given permission by the Senate to print maps of Italy and the world. None of these maps have survived and his remaining work is the maps from the "Island Book", which include many islands in the Orient and the New World. The map is on a full sheet of Italian text with another map of five islands at bottom.
Published in 'Libro de Benedetto Bordone, nel qual si ragiona de tutte L'isole del mondo' printed in Venice
code : M3471
Cartographer : Bordone
Date : 1528
Size : 8.5*15 cms sheet 30*20 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold