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Porcacchi’s Map of the Orkneys & Hebrides

SKU: 7842
£250.00

Title:
Porcacchi’s Map of the Orkneys & Hebrides

Date of publication:
1576

Printed Measurement:
11 x 15 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Girolamo Porro
  • Simone Galignani
  • Colour:
    black and white

    Mapmaker(s):

  • Tomaso Porcacchi
  • Engraver(s):
    Girolamo Porro

    Isola Hebride, et Orcade.

    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 Hebrides and Orkney islands 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.