Porcacchi’s Map of Constantinople

£250.00

Constantinopoli/Descrittione di Constantinopoli

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Copper engraving, 11 x 15 cm, engraved by Girolamo Porro, set in descriptive Italian text with woodcut headpiece and historiated initial, trivial spotting, black and white. First published in 1572, our example of Porcacchi’s map of Constantinople 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.

Title

Porcacchi’s Map of Constantinople

Mapmaker(s)

PORCACCHI, Tomaso

Engraver(s)

PORRO, Girolamo

Publisher

GALIGNANI, Simone, PORRO, Girolamo

Place of publication

Venice

Date of publication

1576

Colour

black and white

Printed Area Measurements

11 x 15 cm