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Porcacchi’s British Isles

Porcacchi’s Map of the British Isles

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Title

Porcacchi’s Map of the British Isles

Mapmaker(s)

PORCACCHI, Tomaso

Engraver(s)

PORRO, Girolamo

Publisher

GALIGNANI, Simone, PORRO, Giralomo

Place of publication

Venice

Date of publication

1576

Printed Area Measurements

11 x 15 cm

Colour

black and white

Full Description

Copper engraving, 11 x 15 cm, engraved by Girolamo Porro, set in descriptive Italian text with woodcut headpiece and historiated initial, black and white. First published in 1572, our map of the British Isles is from the second edition of L’Isole piu famose del Mondo, one of the most beautifully engraved of the Italian Isolaria or Island books. Shirley notes the curious selection and distribution of placenames. Preparing a miniature map always requires a degree of selection, but this must be the only map of the British Isles which omits London and retains Arundel. Hereford is depicted just to the west of Gravesend.
Shirley, British Isles #97

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