Auction 122, Lot 384

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1561 (published)

Publication: La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo Allessandriono

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 7.2 inches
24.6 x 18.3 cm

First edition of this copperplate engraving that depicts the island of Hispaniola. The map is based on Gastaldi's 1548 map of the island and is rendered in the characteristic Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and bold border. Italian text on verso describes the island.


Condition: B

An uneven impression on a sound sheet with some faint damp stain on the centerfold.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/5/2007