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The Mapping of North America

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The first edition of Girolamo Ruscelli’s modern map of the British Isles published in the ‘Geographia’, 1561. The cartography is directly derived from George Lily’s exceedingly rare map published in Rome, 1546, considered the first modern map of the British Isles. Girolamo Ruscelli (c.1504-66) edited the Latin text for this quarto edition of Claudius Ptolemy’s classic work ‘Geographia’ which included newly engraved copper plates by the brothers Giulio (fl.1540-88) and Livio (c.1520-76) Sanuto. Nordenskiold (1979) 216; Shirley (1991) 68; Shirley (2004) T.Ptol 10a; Tooley’s Dictionary.

RUSCELLI, Girolamo

Anglia et Hibernia Nova

Venice, 1561
180 x 250 mm., slight water staining to top border, very minor worming to upper centrefold, not affecting engraved surface.
Stock number: 2664
£ 325
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