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Auction 164, Lot 6

"Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio", Rosaccio, Guiseppe

Subject: World

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Geografia di Tolomeo...

Color: Black & White

9.8 x 6.9 inches
24.9 x 17.5 cm

This finely engraved double hemisphere map is based on Rumold Mercator's great map of 1587 and appeared in Rosaccio's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, originally published in 1598. 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. Italian text on verso.

References: Shirley #217.

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor printer's ink residue and show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/13/2017