Zeeland Nederland Netherlands 1576 Porcacchi miniature decorative mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Descrittione del l'Iso le Selandie.
(Europe, Netherlands, Zeeland).
Issued 1576, Venice, by Tomasso Porcacchi for his "L'Isole piu famose del Mondo". Map engraved by G. Porro.
Charming 16th century engraved map. Strapwork title, compass rose, and stipple oceans with interior detail impart a visual quality unique to this era. A very early separate depiction of these Dutch islands.
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"H x 5 1/2"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 452