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Title: Calecut Nuova Tavola.
Published in: Venice, ca 1548
Size: 7.2 x 9.5 inches.
18.3 x 24.2 cm.

Condition: In excellent condition. Centerfold. Slight discolouration to centerfold, and some unevenness to the plate tone. Good margins, dark impression.
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This lovely copperplate engraving is from an enlarged edition from Giacomo Gastaldi’s atlas of 1548. The map stretches from west of the Gujarat peninsula, eastwards to the Gulf of Bengal, and south as far as northern Ceylon / Sri Lanka (“Ceilam”).
What is most interesting is the shape of the Indian peninsula - it is extremely narrow. Towns on the west coast are seen in greater quantity, and are more extensively identified.
The sea is stippled with dots, hills and rivers are schematic. On the verso, beautiful Latin text describes local kingdoms, and exotic spices such as ginger and pepper, together with aspects of society, including Brahmins and Christians.
A wonderful early map of this fascinating country.

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Lot number: 43623

GASTALDI / RUSCELLI. - Calecut Nuova Tavola.

Price :$ 500
Approx. Euro 445  

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