Auction 165, Lot 357

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1561 (published)

Publication: La Geografia de Claudio Tolomeo…

Color: Black & White

9.6 x 7.1 inches
24.4 x 18 cm

This fine early copperplate engraving of Hispaniola is based on Gastaldi's 1548 map of the island. It is rendered in the characteristic Italian style with a stipple-engraved sea and bold border. Italian text on verso describes the island.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #216-64.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on watermarked paper with a minor centerfold separation that has been archivally repaired, and a tiny tear in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 11/15/2017