"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
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.
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.