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South East Asia.

Porcacchi Da Castiglione, Tommaso Isole Molucche. "Descrittione dell'Isola Molucche." Venice Simone Galignani & Girolamo Porro. 1620
Copper engraved map of South East Asia by Girolamo Porro from Porcacchi's " L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" 1620 6th edition [ 1st 1572]. Set in a page of descriptive Italian text, with decorative woodcut headpiece and historiated initial. Single page. folio, text to verso.
The map shows Indochina, the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Indonesia & some of the Phillipines Good impression; lightly toned.

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
110 by 150mm (4ΒΌ by 6 inches).   ref: 1849  €400

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