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Auction 183, Lot 485

"Calecut Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: India & Sri Lanka

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm
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Ruscelli's version of Gastaldi's modern map of India. The subcontinent is depicted in a very narrow form with the northern parts of India not shown. Most of the island of present-day Sri Lanka, here called Ceilam, is included. This is the second state with the addition of two ships and a sea monster. Italian text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #227-59.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a bright sheet with professional repairs along the centerfold to a couple of small holes in the image and to chips in the blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/9/2021