Antique maps, S. Lorenzo Porcacchi, 1576
This engraving depicts theisland of Madagascar embellished with a decorative title cartouche, fanciful sea monsters, and a compass rose. From the second edition of Tommaso Porcacchi's "Isolario" containing 47 maps of islands and regions of the world, including new maps not present in the first edition. The atlas included the reduced-size version of Forlani's very important map of North America - the first of the landmass as a single geographic entity - and the first atlas map of North America. The map was engraved by Girolamo Porro and is a fine examples of sixteenth-century Italian cartography. The engraving is inserted in a page of Italian text, with text on verso. Publication: Giorgio Angelieri for Simon Galignani de Karera, Venice. The attached photo is part of the item description, please examine carefully. Size (h x w): approx. 28 x 19.5 cm, (sheet). The item "Antique maps, S. Lorenzo Porcacchi, 1576" is in sale since Sunday, May 1, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "boden_antique_maps" and is located in Chichester. This item can be shipped worldwide.