World Navigators miniature map 1576 Porcacchi Southern Continent Unknown Lands
World Navigators miniature map 1576 Porcacchi Southern Continent Unknown Lands World Navigators miniature map 1576 Porcacchi Southern Continent Unknown Lands
$ 550.00

Discorso Intorno alla Carta da Navigare.

(World Map).

Issued 1576, Venice, by Tomasso Porcacchi for his "L'Isole piu famose del Mondo". Map engraved by G. Porro.

Charming 16th century miniature map of the world.

Across the bottom is the apocryphal Southern Continent labelled Terra Incognita (lands Unknown). Rhumb lines impart a distinctly nautical feel which on a map of this size are purely decorative.

Light old damp staining, nothing offensive visually, map engraved area remains clean, nice dark impression.

Sheet measures c. 11 1/2" H x 7 1/2" W.

Engraved area measures c. 10"H x 6"W.

Cartographic Reference(s):

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 452

[R20424].