"Isola Spagnola Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
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.
Crisp impression with faint discoloration along centerfold and binding stitch hole on neatline.