Corfu Greek Island Greece w/ Sea Monsters ca. 1595 Porcacchi Porro antique map
Corfu Greek Island Greece w/ Sea Monsters ca. 1595 Porcacchi Porro antique map Corfu Greek Island Greece w/ Sea Monsters ca. 1595 Porcacchi Porro antique map
$ 235.00

Corfu.

(Mediterranean Sea, Greek Island, Greece, Sea Monsters).

Issued ca. 1595, Venice by Porcacchi, Tommaso. 

likely engraved by G. Porro. 

Fine and uncommon early engraved map of Corfu, Greece. 

Delightful small "miniature" map, with 4 large sea monsters around the island, a large pictorial city at center, scroll cartouche at bottom right. Text below the map and on verso, as virtually always for most Porcacchi maps.

Sheet measures c.  11" H x  7 3/4" W.

Printed area measures c. 4" H x  5 5/8" W. 

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3, p.452. 

Zacharakis, Printed Maps of Greece , 1780.

Sphyroeras, Maps and Map-makers of the Aegean , p. 69.

[R19792].