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Porcacchi’s Map of Lesbos

SKU: 5737
£200.00

Title:
Porcacchi’s Map of Lesbos

Date of publication:
1605

Printed Measurement:
10.7 x 14.5 cm

Colour:
modern

Mapmaker(s):

  • Tomaso Porcacchi
  • Engraver(s):
    Girolamo Porro

    Metellino (Mytilene, Lesbos)

    Copper engraving, 10.7 x 14.5 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.