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Tomasso Porcacchi:  S. Lorenzo

Maps of African Islands


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Title: S. Lorenzo

Map Maker: Tomasso Porcacchi

Place / Date: Venice / 1572

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6 x 4 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $225.00

Inventory ID: 37926


Description:

Marvelous example of Porcacchi's map of the Island of Madagascar.

One of the earliest obtainable maps of the Island and one of the few published in the 16th Century.

Excellent topographical detail, if a bit conjectural, and naming many locations. Includes decorative cartouche, 2 sea monsters and a compass rose. An important early map for collectors of this Island.


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