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RUSCELLI, G. - Orbis descriptio.

RUSCELLI, G. -  Orbis descriptio.
Orbis descriptio. - RUSCELLI, G.
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Title : Orbis descriptio..
Map maker : RUSCELLI, G..
Date : Venise, 1561.
Size : 6.8 x 9.7 inches. / 17.2 x 24.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :The map is elegantly designed and engraved on copper with typical Italian taste and skill. Separate double-hemispherical maps were no innovation but this is the first time that such a representation had been used in an atlas.
According to Shirley, most likely engraved by the brothers Giulio and Livio Sanuto.
Ptolemaic world map, consisting of two hemispheres in a second state of the 1561 plate with the addition of the southern continent. Asia and America joined by a broad mass of land.
Girolamo Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia included newly engraved copperplates by Giulio and Livio Sanuti. In 1574 a new plate was used which lasted until the final edition of 1599.
Shirley, World 210.
Condition : In very good condition. Good impression.

ID: 30207

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