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By: Giuseppe Rosaccio
Date: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Geografia di Tolomeo...
Condition Code: A
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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.