"Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio", Rosaccio, Guiseppe
Period: 1713 (published)
Publication: Universus Terranam Orbis Scriptorum
Color: Black & White
10 x 6.5 inches
25.4 x 16.5 cm
A finely engraved double hemisphere map based on Rumold Mercator's great map of 1587. It includes a large southern continent, no Korean peninsula, the "kite" shaped Japan, and several mythical islands in the North Atlantic. The engraving is in the Italian style with a stipple-engraved sea and simple border. This map originally appeared in Rosaccio's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia in 1598, and subsequently in Lasor a Varea's Universus Terranam Orbis Scriptorum (with T.2.pag.284 printed at the top right).
References: Shirley #217.
There is a bit of printer's ink residue, otherwise clean and bright with wide original margins.