This original antique map of Jamaica, dated 1572, is by Tomaso Porcacchi (1530 – 1585) and based on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. This charming little map depicts the island of Jamaica filled with mountains and jungles. The island of Cuba is to the north and part of Hispaniola is to the east. The map was graphically engraved by Girolamo Porro, with a stipple engraved sea embellished with sea monsters, a compass rose and a title cartouche. It is from L’Isole piu Famose del Mondo produced in the 16th century in Venice. The map is in good condition. The framing is done to conservation standards with a museum mat and carved gold frame.