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ROSACCIO, G. - [ Asia ]
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[ Asia ] - ROSACCIO, G.
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Title : [ Asia ].
Map maker : ROSACCIO, G..
Date : Bologna, 1594 - 1688.
Size : 5.1 x 6.8 inches. / 13.0 x 17.3 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Charming wood block map of Asia by the Italian XVIth and XVIIth century writer, humanist and cartographer Giuseppe Rosaccio. Taken from "Teatro del mondo e sue parti cioe Europa, Africa, Asia, et America" of 1688.
For this edition new larger wood blocks were cut by Giuseppe Moretti. The maps are now printed from one wood block and not two as for the previous editions. This is therefore the rarest and most desirable editions.
Several large islands representing the East Indies. The interior is filled with mountains, huge Black and Caspian Seas, and with a few places represented by large castles. The eastern coastline is truncated without a Korean Peninsula.
A fierce sea monster is shown in the Arctic Ocean and a tiny boat sails the Indian Ocean.
The book was very popular and many edition where printed in Treviso, Bologna, Florence, Verona, Venice, Viterbo.
Condition : In very good condition. Dark impression. A light water stain in upper part of the map. Printed on thin paper.
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