Attractive uncommon map of Karpathos, my favourite Greek island. Copper engraving, by Girolamo Porro, set in descriptive Italian text with woodcut headpiece and historiated initial. From L’Isole piu famose del Mondo, one of the most beautifully engraved of the Italian Isolaria or Island books.
Compass rose Sea monsters and decorative cartouche. Uncomoured as issued.
code : M3472
Cartographer : PORCACCHI Tomaso
Date : 1572 Venice
Size : 11*15 cms sheet 29*20 cms
availability : Available
Price : £120
Tomaso Porcacchi of Castiglione Aretino [1530-1585]. Italian. Published "L'Isole piu famose del Mondo" Venice, from 1572