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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 the 1576 edition of his influential island guide, The World's Most Famous Islands. This exemplar 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: RS2855
Cartographer: Porcacchi / Lasor a Varea
Place & Date: Padua / 1713
Size: 5 1/2" x 4" (map); 8 5/8" x 13 1/4" (overall sheet0
Condition: b&w
Price: $365.00