Descrittione del'Isola Cuba
Issued Padua, 1620 for Porcacchi L' Isole piu famose del Mondo. Engraved by Girolamo Porro.
Strapwork cartouche bottom left with a cherub head on top and gargoyle head below, 3 sea monster creatures.Charming little early 17th antique map. Engraved with beautiful full hand color. Text below and on verso as always for this well known map.
Sheet remains well preserved, clean, very nice example. Sheet measures c. 7 3/4" x 11 1/2"
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2" x 4"
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3, p. 452
Shirley, Mapping of the World, pp. 150, etc.