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PORCACCHI, Thomas (c.1530-1585)
L'ISOLE PIU FAMOSE DEL MONDO BY THOMAS PORCACCHI 1590
Venice, Italy: Georgio Angelieri; Simone Galignan, 1590. PORCACCHI, TOMMASO "L'isole più famose del mondo" -Venice: Giorgio Angelieri for heirs of Simone Galignani de Karera -1590 -3 parts in one volume, small folio (285 x 190mm.) -Printed on thick paper -47 maps and plans in the text engraved by Girolamo Porro -woodcut printer's device at end with the initials H.S.G.K -Bound in Fine nineteenth-century red half morocco by Hatton of Manchester with his ticket, gilt arms of the Parker family on upper cover, slipcase Condition: occasional marginal soiling, binding slightly marked at edge L'Isole più famose del mondo was one of the most popular atlases of the late sixteenth century, treating the world as a collection of islands. The atlas contians 2 world maps, a very early map of North America, a map of the spice islands as well as many maps of European Islands, Great Britain, Hispaniola and the Caribbean This third edition contains seventeen additional maps, mostly of the islands of the Greek archipelago, which were introduced in the 1576 edition. This copy has a distinguished provenance from the Earl of Macclesfield's Library - sold in Sothebys in 2007.
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