"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
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.
Nice impression with minor show-through of text on verso.