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Attractive 1598 Venetian map of Lower Egypt.

Place/Date: Venice / 1598
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Title: Egitto Nuova Tavola
Dimensions
19 x 25 cm (7.5 x 10 in)
Identifier
NL-00087
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Decorative map of Lower Egypt depicting the location of pyramids. Adorned with a sea monster and ship at sea.

Topography is indicated with pictorial mountains and coastal shading. Detailed Nile river system.

From Ruscelli’s translation of Ptolemy’s Geographia, published by Ziletti in Venice.

Cartographer(s)

G. Ziletti

Girolamo Ruscelli

Girolamo Ruscelli (1518–1566) was an Italian mathematician and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century.

Condition Description

Very good.

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