Ruscelli's map of Greece and one of the earliest obtainable maps of modern Greece, derived from Gastaldi's map of 1548. Coverage includes Costantinopili, Turkey, Crete, Negroponte, Corfu, and the Cycladic Greek Islands; Otranto and Gallipoli, Italy; and part of the Gulf of Venice.

Ruscelli's modern map of Greece as opposed to the less sought after Ptolomaic.

Uncoloured as issued, as all Ruscelli's maps were

Mint condition.

code : M3731

Cartographer : RUSCELLI Girolamo

Date : 1561 / Venice

Size : 19*25.5cms

availability : Available

Price : £250

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Girolamo Ruscelli (1500s-1566) was an Italian polymath, humanist, editor, and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century. Ruscelli is best known for his important revision of Ptolemy's Geographia, which was published post humously in 1574. It is generally assumed that Alexius Pedemontanus was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an ‘Academy of Secrets’ that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli’s academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. The academy was later imitated by Giambattista Della Porta, who founded an ‘Accademia dei Secreti’ in Naples in the 1560s.