"Schonladia Nuova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Period: 1574 (published)
Publication: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo
Color: Black & White
9.8 x 7.1 inches
24.9 x 18 cm
Fine, early copperplate engraving in a trapezoidal projection. This is Ruscelli's 'modern' map' of Greenland, Scandinavia, and northern Europe. Norway is separated from Greenland by a narrow strait and Iceland is depicted as a long, thin island called Thule. Part of Britain is presented in its unique early form in which Scotland appears to be jutting sharply to the east. The Faroes and Shetlands are one island group. Italian text on verso.
Fine crisp impression with slight ink haze from the printer's plate and binding stitch hole at neatline.