Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 533

"Anglia et Hibernia Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Britain

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudia Tolomeo

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

Condition: A+

Dark impression.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/6/2007

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