Porcacchi’s Map of the Gulf of Lepanto

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Il Sito de Curzolari (and Gulf of Lepanto)

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Copper engraving, 10.8 x 14.7 cm, engraved by Girolamo Porro, set in descriptive Italian text with woodcut headpiece and historiated initial, recent hand-colour. From L’Isole piu famose del Mondo, one of the most beautifully engraved of the Italian Isolaria or Island books. The battle of Lepanto, 1571, was the first great defeat of the Turkish navy, and marked the beginning of the end of Ottoman naval supremacy.

Title

Porcacchi’s Map of the Gulf of Lepanto

Mapmaker(s)

PORCACCHI, Tomaso

Engraver(s)

PORRO, Girolamo

Place of publication

Venice

Date of publication

1605

Colour

modern

Printed Area Measurements

10.8 x 14.7 cm