Auction 132, Lot 343

"Isola Cuba Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: La Geografia de Claudio Tolomeo Allessadrino…

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.6 x 7.2 inches
24.4 x 18.3 cm

This early, detailed map of Cuba is based on the work of Gastaldi. Cuba is correctly shown as a very mountainous island, although the overall shape and orientation is incorrect. Trinidad (La Trinitad) appears in its correct position on the southern coast, but the other cities are less identifiable. The map also includes Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and part of Hispaniola. This is the later edition with the decorative elements added.

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Condition: A

Minor tape residue at paper edges on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/2/2010

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