Auction 133, Lot 522

"Tavola Nuova di Schiavonia", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1574 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo

Color: Black & White

9.6 x 7.5 inches
24.4 x 19.1 cm

An attractive map covering the Adriatic coastal region of the Balkans. The map is filled with mountains, forests, cities and regions. Italy is shown, but without place names. The copper engraving is done in the characteristic Italian style with a stippled sea and bold border and a small emblem cartouche. Italian text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara, (Nordenskiold Vol. 2) #220-34.

Condition: A

Overall very good with just a hint of toning.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/1/2010