World map, Europe Africa Middle East Asia; Ruscelli / Rosaccio - Ptolemaei Cognita - 1599

Description
World map, Europe Africa Middle East Asia; Ruscelli / Rosaccio - Ptolemaei Cognita - 1599
Original copper engraving

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

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
World map
Geographical specification
Europe Africa Middle East Asia
Map maker/ publisher
Ruscelli / Rosaccio
Map/ Book title
Ptolemaei Cognita
Period
1599
Condition
Excellent
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Original copper engraving
Size of the largest image
15×26 cm
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