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RUSCELLI, G. - Africa nuova tavola.
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Africa nuova tavola. - RUSCELLI, G.
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Title : Africa nuova tavola..
Map maker : RUSCELLI, G..
Date : Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561.
Size : 7.2 x 9.6 inches. / 18.4 x 24.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncolored.
Description :Uncommon first edition of this early map of South Africa. Madagascar is called Isola de S. Lorenzo and is oddly shaped.
The origin of the Nile conforms to the Ptolemaic concept and certain important rivers are depicted.
Girolamo Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia included newly engraved copperplates by Giulio and Livio Sanuti. The curious fact is that this map is one of two that were engraved on the same plate, printed, and then separated for the book. This can be seen in the atlas by the fact that the plate mark of the map runs off the top of the page. In 1574 a new plate was used which lasted until the final edition of 1599.
Norwich/stone, Africa, map 151.
Condition : In fine condition. Dark impression.
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