An early edition of Tommaso Porcacchi's nautical map, copper engraved and hand colored, of the world as far east as India. From Porcacchi's highly successful pocket size atlas, "L'Isole Piu Famose Del Mondo . ". Based on Mercator's world map of 1569 and engraved by Girolamo Porro. With North America showing "L'Arcadia", "La Nova Franza", "Nova Spagna" and "La Florida"; with "Terra Incognita" at the bottom of the map. With text below map and on verso in Italian. With rhumb lines. Image size: 6 x 4 1/4". Page size: 7 1/2 x 10 3/4". Shirley: Mapping of the World, 127. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Discorso Intorno Alla Carta da Navigare
Publication Date: 1596
Book Condition: Fine
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