Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 273

"Isola Cuba Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Cuba

Period: 1574 (circa)

Publication: La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo

Color: Black & White

9.6 x 7 inches
24.4 x 17.8 cm

This is a very early map of Cuba, based on the work of Gastaldi. Cuba is correctly shown as a very mountainous island, although the overall shape and orientation is incorrect. Trinidad (La Trinitad) appears in its correct position on the southern coast, but the other cities are less identifiable. The map also includes Jamaica, the Caymans and part of Hispaniola.


Condition: A

A few insignificant spots, still very good.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 6/12/2002