"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Geografia di 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 #227-66.
A nice example with one tiny worm hole in the image near the top center, and a short worm track in the right blank margin. There is minor toning along the edges of the sheet.