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The beautifully engraved early Jamaica map from the 1604-05 edition of Porcacchi's influential 1572 island guide, The World's Most Famous Islands. Set within a page of text, with engraved headpiece and decorated initial, the map encompasses parts of Cuba and Hispaniola and features a decorative strapwork cartouche, a compass rose and fanciful marine creatures.
Item Number: gg1691
Cartographer: Porcacchi
Place & Date: Venice / 1572/1604-05
Size: 5 1/2" x 4" (map )
Condition: b&w; overall age toning; minor spotting; a water stain on the lower right corner of the margins.
Price: SOLD