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Book ID B.2184
Author PORCACCHI, Thomaso (ca 1530-1585)

L’Isole Piv Famose Del Mondo Descritte Da Thomaso Porcacchi Da Castiglione Arretino E Intagliate Da Girolamo Porro Padovano Al Sereniss. Principe Et Sig.re Il S. Don Giovanni D’Avstria General della Santiss. Lega. Con Privilegio. In Venetia. Appresso Simon Galignani & Girolamo Porro. MDLXXII.

Short Title Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo ...
Plates & Maps

01. ‘Venetia’
02. Corfv
03. Morea Penisola

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Format Sm. folio
Edition First edition
Place of publication Venice
Publishing responsibility Simon Galignani and Girolamo Porro
Year 1572

Porcacchi’s work enjoyed a tremendous success; seven editions/issues had appeared by 1686. The maps were engraved by the well-known Girolamo Porro and are masterly specimens of the art of miniature engraving. The Isole famose is in most respects a traditional isolario. However, it stands out because of the important information furnished by the author. He stated in his book that his texts were based on information gathered from travellers and mariners, as well as from classical sources. The extensive text on Cyprus is introduced by Porro’s map of Cyprus, pp. 20-23.  



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Place of publication:Venice
Author:PORCACCHI, Thomaso (ca 1530-1585)

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