Catalog Archive
Auction 98, Lot 237

"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1564 (published)

Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo

Color: Black & White

9.6 x 7.1 inches
24.4 x 18 cm

Fine early copperplate engraving of the island of Hispaniola. The map is based on Gastaldi's 1548 map of the island and is rendered in the characteristic Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and bold border. Italian text on verso describes the island.


Condition: B

Crisp impression with faint discoloration along centerfold and binding stitch hole on neatline.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2002