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Ruscelli's Indian peninsula with sea monster and ships

Place/Date: Venice / 1598
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Title: Calecut Nova Tavola
Dimensions
18.7 x 24 cm (7.4 x 9.5 in)
Identifier
NL-00095
Coloring
Uncolored
Condition Rating
VG+

Description

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

Cartographer(s)

Condition Description

Very good.

References

S. Gole, India within the Ganges.

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