DISCORSO INTORNO ALLA CARTA DA NAVIGARE
This beautiful little nautical world map, engraved by Girolamo Porro, was one of two world maps included in Porcacchi's popular pocket-sized atlas. It covers most of the world, excluding far eastern Asia and the western coast of North America; thus alluding to a connection between the two. The Terra Incognita landmass dominates the bottom of the map. The handsome map is filled with rhumb lines and the seas are fully stippled. Printed on a full sheet (29*21 cms) of Italian text.
Uncoloured as issued.
Ref: Shirley #128.
code : M3217
Cartographer : PORCACCHI Tomaso
Date : 1572/ + Venice
Size : 10.5*14 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Tomaso Porcacchi of Castiglione Aretino [1530-1585]. Italian. Published "L'Isole piu famose del Mondo" Venice, from 1572