1598 Ruscelli - Calecut Nova Tavola

Ruscelli's Indian peninsula with sea monster and ships

Title:

Calecut Nova Tavola

Map maker:

Girolamo Ruscelli

Place and Year:

Venice, 1598

Dimensions:

18.7 x 24 cm (7.4 x 9.5 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Fine early map of Indian peninsula, being one of the earliest modern maps of the region.

Girolamo Ruscelli first published the map in his "La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo" (Venice, 1561), with the present example being from the 1598 edition of the work. In 1574 a new plate was used which lasted until the final edition of 1599. In this final edition the plate includes a sea monster and sailing ship. While the earlier editions appear on the market with some frequency, this final edition is much scarcer than its predecessors.

Verso Text: Latin

CONDITION NOTES

Very good.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00095

REFERENCES

S. Gole, India within the Ganges

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