Venice Venezia Italia Italy city plan 1576 Porcacchi early birds-eye view mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Descrittione del la Citta di Vinetia.
(Europe, Italy, Venice).
Issued 1576, Venice, by Tomasso Porcacchi for his "L'Isole piu famose del Mondo". Engraved by G. Porro.
Charming 16th century engraved miniature map. Small compass rose and stipple oceans with delightful architectural island detail impart a visual quality unique to this era. A very early birds-eye view depiction of this city.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text as always below map and on reverse of sheet.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W.
Engraved area measures c. 4 1/8"H x 5 5/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 452