"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Period: 1599 (published)
Publication: La geografia de Claudio Tolomeo…
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 7.2 inches
24.4 x 18.3 cm
This fine early copperplate engraving of Hispaniola is based on Gastaldi's 1548 map of the island. It is rendered in the characteristic Italian style with a stipple-engraved sea and bold border and decorated with an oared ship and a sea monster. Italian text on verso describes the island.
A pair of tiny wormholes along the centerfold have been neatly infilled.