Seller: bertius (11,467) 100%, Location: Toronto, Ontario, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183781016864 1686 Porcacchi Map - Negroponte Tommaso Porcacchi was the author of 'Isolario', a superb early book about (mostly) islands. It was first published in 1572 in Venice by Simon Galignani and Girolamo Porro, with Porro himself engraving the lovely, ornate but clear maps. These were re-issued several times and the worn plates were then re-engraved for the scarce 1686 edition. This is the only edition where the maps have plain backs and are not set between text. This map Euboea, then called Negroponte and the second largest Greek island after Crete, is one of this set of Porcacchi maps. It shows the island with its many headlands and bays and hilly topography. The main town appears on both sides of the strait, Negro and Ponte and Athens can be seen in the top left. Many different different sea monsters can be seen offshore and there is a decorative compass rose as well as an elaborate cartouche title. The map is aligned with north to the bottom right. The map measures 4" by 5.5" , has wash hand colouring, and is in very good condition The map is guaranteed to be over 325 years old. Shipping United States - Regular airmail $5.00US. Tracked airmail (optional) is an additional US$12.00 for a total of US$17.00. Canada - $3.00US for regular mail, $9.00US for registered mail. Canadian customers please add GST or HST where applicable. Rest of the world - Regular air mail $8.00US. Registered/insured airmail (optional) is is an additional US$15.00 for a total of US$23.00. Terms and Conditions Please note - We can only take responsibility for delivery if the optional registration/insurance is added. Regular airmail is usually very safe and reliable, but items sent by regular airmail are at the buyers risk - regular airmail provides no tracking number, no proof of shipping or delivery, and no insurance in case of loss or damage. Please note - Mailing from Canada to the United States and all other international destinations can sometimes take over three weeks for delivery. We will combine shipment of multiple purchases - several items can be shipped together for one shipping cost. Payment Options We accept Paypal. Beach Antique Maps & Prints International antique map and print dealers for over 35 years Please check our other map & print auctions on ebay. To learn more about Antique Maps please click on 'me' on this page and visit our webpage 'About Antique Maps'.