"Tavola Nuova di Prussia et di Livonia", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Period: 1561 (published)
Publication: La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo Allessandriono
Color: Hand Color
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. The sheet features a stipple engraved sea in the Italian style with pictorial topography and many place names.
The centerfold is reinforced on verso with light Japanese tissue and there is faint toning along the fold.