Auction 119, Lot 410

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1599 (published)

Publication: Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 7.5 inches
24.1 x 19.1 cm

This fine early copperplate engraving of Hispaniola is based on Gastaldi's 1548 map of the island. It is rendered in the characteristic Italian style with a stipple-engraved sea and bold border. It is decorated with an oared ship and a sea monster. Italian text on verso describes the island.


Condition: A

Nice impression with minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/9/2007