"India Tercera Nvova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Subject: Asia - Southeast
Period: 1562 (circa)
Color: Black & White
9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm
Fine early map of Southeast Asia based on Gastaldi's foundation map (1548) of the region. The copper engraved map covers from the Gulf of Bengal to the southern coast of China and as far south as Java and Timor. The strangely shaped islands and early place names provide a fascinating early view of the region. Italian text on verso.
References: Suarez, pp.130-157.
Early impression. Professional repair on a tiny binding hole on centerfold.