"[Pair] Tabula Europae I [and] Anglia et Hibernia Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
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.
Fine crisp impressions with some insignificant spots mostly in margins, still very good.