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Auction 100, Lot 241

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1564 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.7 x 7 inches
24.6 x 17.8 cm

Fine early copperplate engraving of the island of Hispaniola. The map is based on Gastaldi's 1548 map of the island and is rendered in the characteristic Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and bold border. Italian text on verso describes the island.


Condition: A

Faint uneven toning, still very good with a crisp impression.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2002