Antique Map Auction Sale No. 115 - closed 6/21/2006
This unusual woodblock map of Asia portrays rudimentary cartography and several large islands that represent the East Indies. The interior is filled with mountains, huge Black and Caspian Seas, and a few places signified by large castles. The eastern coastline is truncated without a Korean Peninsula. A fierce sea monster is shown in the Arctic Ocean and a tiny boat sails the Indian Ocean. Rosaccio's maps were printed from two separate blocks and were often printed on two separate sheets - this example is printed on a single sheet only.