Auction 134, Lot 328

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Hispaniola

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.


Condition: A

A pair of tiny wormholes along the centerfold have been neatly infilled.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/1/2010