PORCACCHI (Thomaso).

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PORCACCHI (Thomaso).
L'Isole piu famose del mondo. Padua, Paolo and Francesco Galignani fratelli, 1620. In-4, stiff vellum, smooth titled spine, red speckled edges (contemporary binding). Sabin, n°64152. One of the finest atlases published in Italy in the 16th century, the original edition appeared in Venice in 1572. This 1620 edition is a reprint of the Venetian edition of 1604: it includes an architectural title-frontispiece and 48 maps in the text, all engraved in intaglio. These include maps of America: a map of the island of Cuba, a map of Isola Spagnuola (Haiti), a plan of Mexico City (Citta & Isola del Temistitan, p. 157), and a map of North America with the Northwest Passage and California depicted as a peninsula. Also included is a map of the Moluccan Islands (Indonesia). Handwritten bookplate scratched on frontispiece. Stamp in violet Rappresehntante ink on last flyleaf. Tear without missing at lower corner of pp. 19-20, restoration to kraft paper on title and last leaf, purple ink mark in margin of p. 90. Some foxing and soiling. Covers bumped.
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