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Engraver: Porro, Girolamo, 1520-1604 .
Porcacchi's world map is a finely executed reduction of Camocio's Wall Map of 1567, one of the last wall maps to follow Gastaldi's wall map of 1546. The map shows a narrow strait between America and Asia. California is shown as a peninsula. Limited information on the east coast, although Florida is named. No obvious entry for either the Hudson or St. Lawrence Rivers The Amazon is depicted, but flowing north-south. Massive southern continent shown, along with a north polar land mass.
"193" appears in upper right corner above the decorative design and title.
On verso "194 Descrittione Del Mappamondo"
From Porcacchi's L'isole piu famose del mondo descritte da Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino e intagliate da Girolamo Porro, padouano, con l'aggiunta di molte isole, 1576, plate 193.
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Citation / reference note
Phillips, Entry 167, plate no 193
Sabin, Entry 64148
Wagner, vol.II, Entry 108
Availability of other formats note
1. World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
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