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S. Giovanni

One of the earliest obtainable printed maps of Puerto Rico (with parts of Hispaniola and the Virgin Island), Porcacchi's S. Giovanni, was published in many editions, beginning with his 1576 island guide, The World's Most Famous Islands. This is a beautifully preserved, early 18th century Paduan edition, from Lasor a Varea's Universus Terrarum Orbis. A delightful cartouche, a compass rose and fanciful marine creatures add to this increasingly scarce map's enduring appeal.
Item Number: GG2088
Cartographer: Porcacchi / Lasor a Varea
Place & Date: Padua / 1713
Size: 5 1/2" x 4" (map); 8 5/8" x 13 1/4" (overall sheet)
Condition: b&w; overall age toning and some browning; some fraying and tearing along the edges of margins in the lower (text) half of the sheet, not affecting map
Price: $345.00