Catalog Archive
Auction 168, Lot 360

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Hispaniola

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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 6/6/2018