"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Period: 1574 (published)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…
Color: Black & White
9.7 x 7.1 inches
24.6 x 18 cm
This fine early copperplate engraving of Hispaniola is based on Gastaldi's 1548 map of the island. It is rendered in the characteristic Italian style with a stipple-engraved sea and bold border. Italian text on verso describes the island.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #220-64.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with some printer's ink residue, faint offsetting, and a few short worm tracks in the center that have been closed on verso with archival materials.