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Auction 196, Lot 317

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Hispaniola

Period: 1561 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…

Color: Black & White

9.6 x 7.1 inches
24.4 x 18 cm
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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 #216-64.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on paper with the watermark of an anchor in a medallion with a six-pointed star on top. There is a minor centerfold separation that has been archivally repaired and a tiny tear in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/7/2024