Auction 103, Lot 300

"[Pair] Tabula Europae I [and] Anglia et Hibernia Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Britain

Period: 1564 (circa)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudia Tolomeo

Color: Black & White

10 x 7 inches
25.4 x 17.8 cm

Fine matched set of maps showing the Ptolemaic concept of Britain and the "modern" depiction. Engraved in the Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and graphic depictions of mountains and rivers. Fine pair presenting a striking contrast in geography.

References: Shirley (BI) 67 & 68, plts. 35 & 36.

Condition: A

Fine crisp impressions with some insignificant spots mostly in margins, still very good.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300


Closed on 6/11/2003