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RUSCELLI, G. - Orbis descriptio.
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Orbis descriptio. - RUSCELLI, G.
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Title : Orbis descriptio..
Map maker : RUSCELLI, G..
Date : Venise, 1561.
Size : 6.7 x 10.4 inches. / 17.0 x 26.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :The map is elegantly designed and engraved on copper with typical Italian taste and skill. One of two modern world maps in Ruscelli's Atlas, based upon Gastaldi's world map of 1548. The map is adapted from the oval projection used in Gastaldi's larger world map and is presented on Roger Bacon's circular projection, also used by Tramezzino's large world map of 1554. No southern continent is shown. 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.
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