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World navigator map Porcacchi 1620 gian mythical Southern Continent shown
1620. Libro Terzo- Discorso Intorno alla carta da Navigare. (World navigators map). Issued ca. 1620, Venice by Porcacchi. Likely engraved by G. Porro. Across the bottom is the coastline of the apocryphal Southern continent which is labelled as a land unknown ("terra incognita'). Fine and decorative early 17th century engraved map of the world. Extensive rhumb lines impart a strong nautical feel which is captured in the title above indicating it is to be seen as a map of navigation for voyages of discovery & exploration. Delightful small "miniature" map. Text around the map & on verso, as always for Porcacchi maps. Map remains well preserved. Sheet measures c. 11 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W. Printed area measures c. 4" H x 5 5/8" W. Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3.[R19417].
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