Cartographer: PORCACCHI Tomaso
Size: 29*20.5 cms sheet map 11*15 cms
Attractive and unusual map of the island of Sri Lanka with north oriented to the right of the map. Only a bit of the Indian mainland is shown and it is incorrectly depicted to the east of the island.
Strapwork title cartouche, an unusual compass rose and a stipple engraved sea combine to make this a very attractive map.
This map was engraved by Girolamo Porro and issued in Porcacchi's L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo in 1575.
Set in a page of text.
Cartouche, sea monsters,compass rose.
Excellent hand colour
Ref: King (2nd Ed.), p. 57-59.
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