Auction 122, Lot 488

"Tavola Nuova di Prussia et di Livonia", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1561 (published)

Publication: La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo Allessandriono

Color: Black & White

9.7 x 7.5 inches
24.6 x 19.1 cm

This Ptolemaic map of the region from Pomerania to Livonia, includes a portion of Estonia, and coastal detail on the Baltic Sea with a small section of the island of Gotland at top. Sheet features stipple engraved sea in the Italian style with pictorial topography and many placenames.


Condition: B+

A sound sheet with minor toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/5/2007