Auction 123, Lot 582

"Europae Tabula VIII", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1561 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudia Tolomeo

Color: Black & White

9.8 x 7.2 inches
24.9 x 18.3 cm

Ptolemaic map of eastern Europe, including a portion of Scandinavia, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia, stretching from the Swedish island of Gotland (Gothia Insula) to the Black Sea. This edition was printed in Venice by Vincente Valgrisio, and edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, with the maps engraved by Giulio Sanuto.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordinskiold-2) #216-23.

Condition: B

A strong impression on a sound sheet with a faint stain and some minor offsetting in the map. The margins have a couple of damp stains and some hinge remnants.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/20/2008