Greek Island Nicsia Archipelago Cyclades Sea 1620 Porcacchi fine antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Greek Island, Greek Archipelago, Cyclades Sea)
Issued Padua, Italy, 1620 by Porcacchi
Lovely old "miniature" engraved map of this Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea With fine hand color.
Delightfully decorative, a strapwork cartouche and compass rose plus several sea monsters. The map is set as always within text, printed on back as well. this is the only manner normally possible to own this particular scarce little map.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.]. Text on verso as issued.
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 11 1/2" H x 7 7/8" W.
Printed map area measures c. 4" H x 5 1/2" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3, p. 453*