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Auction 167, Lot 6

"Della Grandezza della Terra, e Come da Antichi, e Moderni sia Misurata", Rosaccio, Guiseppe

Subject: World

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatro del Cielo o della Terra…

Color: Black & White

3.1 x 2.3 inches
7.9 x 5.8 cm

This charming miniature woodcut map of the world shows the continents with a very large southern continent. There is very little detail, although Quito, Nova Guinea, S. Lor. (Madagascar), and Lucach R. in the southern continent are all named. This map appeared in Rosaccio's Theatro del Cielo o della Terra along with a circular world map. There were numerous editions published between 1592-1724, although new wood blocks were cut for the late editions of 1688 and 1724. On a full sheet of Italian text measuring 3.8 x 5.8".

References: Shirley #178; King (2nd Edition) pp. 72-73.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a stain confined to the right blank margin, minor toning along the edges of the sheet, and minor remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/28/2018