"Anglia et Hibernia Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudia Tolomeo
Color: Black & White
9.8 x 7.1 inches
24.9 x 18 cm
This charming map is from the modern section of the Geografia. It is adapted from George Lily's map of 1546 with distinct topographical features and fewer place names due to its reduced size. The seas are stipple engraved in the Italian style. This is the second state with the addition of the decorative features - a ship and two sea monsters. Italian text on verso.
References: Shirley (MCC-94) #68, pl.19.