"Mauritania Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Subject: Western Africa
Period: 1561 (published)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino...
Color: Black & White
9.6 x 7.1 inches
24.4 x 18 cm
This is one of the earliest modern maps of the region, one of the 37 contemporary maps published in Ruscelli's 1561 edition of Ptolemy. It features many rivers, enlarged lakes, anthill style mountains, and a stipple engraved sea. Italian text on verso.
References: Norwich #313; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #216-32; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.PTOL-10e.
On watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold, foxing in the margins, and remnants of hinge tape along the top edge on recto.