Bordone, Benedetto

1534

Early map of Porto Santo Island in the Madeira archipelago

Porto Santo Island in the Madeira archipelago of Portugal

DESCRIPTION: Antique woodcut printed map of Porto Santo off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic ocean. One of the earliest printed maps solely devoted to Porto Santo island, in the Portugese Madeira island group. By Benedetto Bordonne, who shows Porto Santo, Portugal in its geographical context with Madeira to the south and the west coast of Africa or "Getulia" to the east. Show several villages scattered around the island.

On a full sheet of Italian text. From the second Zoppino edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "Isolario di Benedetto Bordone" . This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. The Isolario provided maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history.

Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485.

CREATOR: Bordone, Benedetto

PUBLICATION DATE: 1534

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Portugal

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Very good.  Image is clean on a full sheet of chain-laid paper. Very nice. No condition issues.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 3 " x 5 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $350


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