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XXVIII. Descrittione del Potentissimo Imperio della Tartaria.

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Article ID ASC1217
Artist Porro (1520-1604)
Girolamo Porro (c. 1520 - after 1604) was an Italian engraver on wood and on copper. He was born at Padua, but worked during the greater part of his life in Venice. He engraved for a book entitled Imprese illustri di diversi, published by Camillo Camilli in 1535. He also executed the plates for the Orlando Furioso of Ariosto, published at Venice in 1584 , for the Funerali antichi di diversi Popoli et Natione, by Tommaso Porcacchi, published in 1574; and the portraits for the Sommario delle Vite do' Duchi di Milano by Scipione Barbuo, 1574. The maps in Girolamo Ruscelli's translation of the Geographia of Ptolemy, 1574, and the maps in Porcacchi's Isole piu famose del Mondo, first published in 1572, are likewise by him.
Title XXVIII. Descrittione del Potentissimo Imperio della Tartaria.
Year ca. 1574
Map shows total Russia with Japan and the Bering Sea and beautiful cartouch.
Place of Publication Venice
Dimensions (cm)13,5 x 17
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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