Dimensions: 15 x 26 cm. (on sheet: 22,5 x 33,5 cm.).
Condition: very good. (Professional restorations along the central fold).
Verso: italian text.
Mapmaker: G. Rosaccio / G. Ruscelli
Publisher: M. Sessa. Venezia.
Note: from "La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino...."
Fine 1599 edition of this early world map.
Girolamo Ruscelli first published the map in his "La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo" (Venice, 1561), with the present example being from the 1598 edition of the work. In 1574 a new plate was used which lasted until the final edition of 1599. While the earlier editions appear on the market with some frequency, this final edition is much scarcer than its predecessors
- Country (current geographical location)
- World map
- Geographical specification
- Europe Africa Middle East Asia
- Map maker/ publisher
- Ruscelli / Rosaccio
- Map/ Book title
- Ptolemaei Cognita
- Copper engraving
- Additional Information
- Original copper engraving
- Size of the largest image
- 15×26 cm