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Descrittione dell'Isola Sicilia: Porcacchi 1571

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  • Title: Descrittione dell'Isola Sicilia
  • Author: Tommaso Porcacchi
  • Date: 1571
  • Medium: Copperplate Engraving
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Inches: 8 x 11.75 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 20.3 x 29.8 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 222039

This beautiful page from the rare first edition of Tommaso Porcacchi's L'Isole piu famose del mondo contains a map depicting the island of Sicily with a descriptive paragraph below. The map depicts numerous Sicilian cities, including Palermo and Syracuse. Beautifully rendered sea monsters patrol the surrounding seas.