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Auction 185, Lot 438

"Anglia et Hibernia Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Britain

Period: 1562 (circa)

Publication: Geographia Claudio Ptolemaei Alexandrini…

Color: Black & White

9.9 x 7.1 inches
25.1 x 18 cm
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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. Latin text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #217-5; Shirley (BI to 1650) & (MCC-94) #68.

Condition: B

A dark impression with light dampstaining that enters the map image at right. There is a 2.5" centerfold separation at bottom and a narrow chip that has been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/17/2021