"Africa Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Subject: Africa - Southern
Period: 1574 (published)
Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia
Color: Black & White
9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm
Fine example of Italian copperplate engraving. It has a decisive outline of the coast, stippled seas and anthill mountain ranges. The origin of the Nile is shown considerably south of the Equator in two lakes. Madagascar is called Isola de S. Lorenzo and is oddly shaped.
References: Norwich #151.
Crisp impression, with one tiny spot in lower border, overall very fine.