Porcacchi, Tomasso

1572

Isole Hebride et Orcade Scotland

Isole Hebride et Orcade

DESCRIPTION: Authentic copperplate-engraved antique map (1572) of the Hebrides and Orcades Islands off the mainland of Scotland. This map of the Orcades and Hebrides was drawn by Tomasso Porcacchi and was engraved by Girolamo Porro.

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: Scotland

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Cut close outside the neatline on all sides. Light age toning.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Girolamo Porro

SIZE: 5 " x 4 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $375


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