Porcacchi’s Map of the Orkneys & HebridesSKU: 7842
Porcacchi’s Map of the Orkneys & Hebrides
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11 x 15 cm
black and white
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.