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Lot 6
By: Giuseppe Rosaccio
Subject: World
Date: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Geografia di Tolomeo...

Condition Code: A

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Color: uncolored

Size: 9.8 x 6.9 inches
         24.9 x 17.6 cm

    This finely engraved double hemisphere map is based on Rumold Mercator's great map of 1587 and appeared in Rosaccio's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, originally published in 1598. It includes a large southern continent, no Korean peninsula, the "kite" shaped Japan, and several mythical islands in the North Atlantic. The engraving is in the Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and simple border. Italian text on verso.

See also lot 807 for Shirley's indispensable reference book on world maps.

Condition Description: A nice impression with minor printer's ink residue and show-through of text on verso.

Ref: Shirley #217.

$550.00 - $700.00

Sold for: $550.00

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