"Tabula Europae II", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1562 (circa)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…
Color: Hand Color
10 x 7.4 inches
25.4 x 18.8 cm
This copper engraved Ptolemaic map of Spain and Portugal prominently features the Pyrenees and the rivers of the region. The key cities are marked with miniature castles. The sea is stipple engraved in the Italian style. Latin text on verso. The plate mark runs off the top edge of the sheet, indicating this was published between 1562-64.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with only a hint of toning along the centerfold and marginal soiling. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.