"Tabula Europae I", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Period: 1564 (published)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudia Tolomeo
Color: Black & White
9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm
This classic map is from the Ptolemaic section of the Geografia. The information portrayed on the map was compiled by Ptolemy principally from voyager's reports in the era of 100-150 A.D. Thus the islands are distorted by the characteristic east-west orientation of Scotland. The seas are stipple engraved in the Italian style. First state of the plate. Latin text on verso.
References: Shirley (MCC-94) #67.
Minor soil in margins.