"Isola Cuba Nova", Ruscelli, Girolamo
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.
A few insignificant spots, still very good.