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Zante/ Zakynthos, Ionian Islands.

Porcacchi Da Castiglione, Tommaso. Girolamo Porro Of Padua "Zante" Venice Simone Galignani & Girolamo Porro. 1576
Copper engrvaed map of Zante/ Zakynthos by Girolamo Porro from Porcacchi's " L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" 1576 2nd edition [ 1st 1572]. Set in a page of descripive Italian text [page 98], with decorative, woodcut headpiece and historiated initial. Single page. folio, text to verso. Good impression. good margins. Minor dampstaining to upper corners of leaf.

A decorative map of the island of Zakynthos with dolphins and sea monsters abounding in the sea.
Tomasso Porcacchi da Castiglione first published his Isolario in 1572 in Venice, The maps were engraved by Girolamo Porro. whilst Porcacchi provided the descriptions.
The "Isolario" follows the tradition started by Sonetti and Bordone of "Island "books
Zacherakis 2729/1781 110 by 150mm (4ΒΌ by 6 inches).   ref: 1092  €250

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