Porcacchi, Tomasso

1572

Antique map of Cyprus Cipro by Porcacchi

CIPRO, Porcacchi's scarce map of Cyprus from 1572

DESCRIPTION: Authentic copperplate-engraved antique map of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus (Cipro) by Tomasso Porcacchi.

Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginning in 1572.

CREATOR: Porcacchi, Tomasso

PUBLICATION DATE: 1572

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Cyprus

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean Sea

CONDITION: Good.  Cut close outside the neatline on all sides. Laid to Japanese paper for ease of framing. Clean. Strong with no holes or tears.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Girolamo Porro

SIZE: 5 " x 4 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 2

PRICE: $375


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