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Porcacchi’s Map of the Gulf of Lepanto

SKU: 5743
£125.00

Title:
Porcacchi’s Map of the Gulf of Lepanto

Date of publication:
1605

Printed Measurement:
10.8 x 14.7 cm

Colour:
modern

Mapmaker(s):

  • Tomaso Porcacchi
  • Engraver(s):
    Girolamo Porro

    Il Sito de Curzolari (and Gulf of Lepanto)

    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.