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"Tavola Nuova di Prussia et di Livonia", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Period: 1561 (circa)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…
Color: Black & White
9.7 x 7.1 inches
24.6 x 18 cm
This Ptolemaic map covers the region from Pomerania to Livonia. It includes a portion of Estonia and coastal detail on the Baltic Sea, with a small section of the island of Gotland at top. The sheet features a stipple engraved sea in the Italian style with pictorial topography and many place names.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #216-24; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.PTOL-10a.
On a sheet with an anchor watermark and light damp staining that enters the map image at bottom. There is minor toning along the centerfold.