Auction 173, Lot 229

"Anglia et Hibernia Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Britain

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo…

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm

This charming map is from the modern section of the Geografia. It is adapted from George Lily's map of 1546 with distinct topographical features and fewer place names due to its reduced size. The seas are stipple engraved in the Italian style. Italian text on verso.

References: Shirley (BI to 1650) & (MCC-94) #68.

Condition: B+

There are five small wormholes along the centerfold that have been closed on verso with archival materials and a couple damp stains in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/5/2019