Negroponte Greece Island 1620 Porcacchi antique hand color map w/ sea monstersBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Descrittione Dell' Isola
issued Padova (Padua, Italy): 1620, by Porcacchi.
A most attractive 17th century engraving showing this Mediterranean island. The map shows a nice level of detail, including major geographical features such as major lakes, rivers, islands, and mountains. The map also shows the region's major cities highlighted by tiny red dots.
Also includes three sea monsters depicted off the coast of the island.
In VG+ to near excellent condition, surrounded by original text as issued (text also on verso).
Sheet measures c. 8" W x 11 1/2" H, image measure c. 4" H x 5 5/8" W.
Beautifully hand colored. Scarce thus - a very nice example.