"Mauritania Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1574 (published)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Allessadrino…
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 7 inches
24.4 x 17.8 cm
A very early map of the region. This Italian version of Ptolemy describes many rivers, enlarged lakes, anthill style mountains, and a stipple engraved sea. Italian text on verso.
References: Norwich #313; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #220 .
A nice impression with toning along centerfold and several small worm holes in image and in top blank margin.