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Isole Hebride Et Orcade

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Isole Hebride Et Orcade : T. Porcacchi

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An attractive and amusing miniature map set in a page of descriptive text, showing the Hebrides and Orkneys and the northern part of Scotland. The Scottish mainland and the adjacent islands are depicted in as imprecise detail as conceivable nevertheless this is one of the earliest maps to concentrate on the area. the map appeared in the attrcative Italian "book of islands" the "Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo ..."
mapmaker: T. Porcacchi
place and date of publication: Venice 1572-
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 100 by 140mm (4 by 5.5 inches).
ref: 43024

Price: £ 200

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