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Code: M4012

Cartographer: RUSCELLI Girolamo

Date: 1574 Venice

Size: 18*26 cms

Mint example of Ruscelli's map of the world from his La Geografia, the first double hemisphere world map to appear in an Atlas.

One of two modern world maps in Ruscelli's Atlas, based upon Gastaldi's world map of 1548. The map is a copper plate engraving by Sanuto. The map is adapted from the oval projection used in Gastaldi's larger world map and is presented on Roger Bacon's circular projection, also used by Tramezzino's large world map of 1554. This projection was popularized by Ruscelli and later by Rumold Mercator. Another important feature of the map is the apocryphal bulge in South America; one of the most copied cartographic errors of the 16th century. Terra Incognita is distinctly shown as a land bridge linking Asia and North America with its coastline labeled Littus incognitum. There is no southern continent. Italian text on verso.

Good strong impression..Recommended

Mint condition.

References: Shirley #110; Manasek #20.

£685.00

Availability: In Stock

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