Auction 162, Lot 61

"[Untitled - America]", Rosaccio, Guiseppe

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1595 (published)

Publication: Teatro del Cielo

Color: Black & White

6.7 x 5 inches
17 x 12.7 cm

This small map of the Americas was loosely based on Ortelius, although the detail and engraving are much more simplistic in this map. A huge southern continent extends the entire length of the map, encompassing Nova Guinea and Terra del Fuego. Several important place names appear in North America, including Siera Nevada, Quivira (twice), Nova Spagna, Virginia, Florida, and Canada. A large city is depicted at the northern end of the Gulf of California, which is labeled M. Vermelo. This map appeared in Rosaccio's Teatro del Cielo, which was first published in 1595 and also appeared in several later editions. The map was printed so that it appears in two halves, although printed on the same double-leaf. Italian text on verso.

References: Burden #89.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with toning, a few small binding holes along the centerfold, and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $500

Closed on 4/26/2017