Auction 173, Lot 195

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo…

Color: Black & White

Size:
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 bright sheet with minor toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet, and a couple of tiny worm holes in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/5/2019

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