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L’isole più famose del mondo (The most famous islands of the world)

Thomaso Porcacchi (c. 1530–85)1576

Chester Beatty

Chester Beatty
Dublin, Ireland

This is an early edition of author and cartographer Porcacchi’s celebrated description of islands, with numerous illustrations throughout by the Paduan engraver Girolamo Porro (c. 1520–1604). The work contains an early map and four-page description of the four provinces of Ireland, and of the dress of its inhabitants.

Details

  • Title: L’isole più famose del mondo (The most famous islands of the world)
  • Creator: Thomaso Porcacchi (c. 1530–85)
  • Date Created: 1576
  • Physical Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: Venice
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty, Dublin
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Collection Number: CBL Rare Books: AF697, pp.12-13

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