"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
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.
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.