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Carta Maritime, World Map.

Porcacchi Da Castiglione, Tommaso. Girolamo Porro Of Padua Maritime World Map Carta De Navigare Venice Gorgio Angeliera a instantia de gli Herede di Simone Galignani de Karera 1590
Copper engraved maritime map of the World by Girolamo Porro from Porcacchi's " L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" Set in a page of descriptive Italian text [page 198], with decorative, woodcut headpiece and historiated initial. Single page. folio, text to verso.
The decorative miniature sea chart is criss-crossed with rhumb lines; South America somewhat distorted; Alaska named as India Superior[ joined to Asia perhaps?]; large land mass Terra Incognitato the South. Dark Impression; light soiling to edges.

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
Shirley (World), 128. Sabin 64151;Adams P-1906; Alden and Landis 590/54; BMC Italian, p.534; 110 by 150mm (4ΒΌ by 6 inches).   ref: 2939  €500

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