Auction 146, Lot 582

"Tavola Nuova di Schiavonia", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1574 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.7 x 7.3 inches
24.6 x 18.5 cm

An attractive map covering the Adriatic coastal region of the Balkans. The map is filled with mountains, forests, cities and regions. Italy is shown, but without place names. The copper engraving is done in the characteristic Italian style with a stippled sea and bold border and a small emblem cartouche. Italian text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #220-34.

Condition: B+

Light toning along centerfold, a few small worm holes near center, and minor show-through of text on verso. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/4/2013

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