World Navigators miniature map 1576 Porcacchi Southern Continent Unknown LandsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Discorso Intorno alla Carta da Navigare.
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.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 452