Auction 126, Lot 455

"Anglia et Hibernia Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Britain

Period: 1561 (published)

Publication: La geografia di Claudio Tolomeo…

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm

This charming map is from the modern section of the Geografia. It is adapted from George Lily's map of 1546 with distinct topographical features and fewer place names due to its reduced size. The seas are stipple engraved in the Italian style. Italian text on verso.

References: Shirley (MCC-94) #68.

Condition: A

Near fine example with later color in the correct period style. There are a tiny bits of masking tape remnants on top paper edge from a previous mounting.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/3/2008