Iceland by Porcacchi 1576 wonderful miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Descrittione del l'Iso la d'Islandia di Thomaso Porcacchi.
Issued 1576, Venice, by Tomasso Porcacchi for his "L'Isole piu famose del Mondo". Map engraved by G. Porro.
Charming 16th century engraved map. Strapwork title, compass rose and stipple oceans with interior detail impart a visual quality unique to this era. A very early separate depiction of this island.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text as always below map and on reverse of sheet.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W.
Engraved area measures c. 4 1/8"H x 5 5/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 452