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Old antique map of India, by G.B. Ramusio.

Item number:26315
Category:Antique maps > asia > india - ceylon
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Seconda Tavola. - Ramusio G.B., 1554.      ***   RARE FIRST STATE   ***

Old map of India, by G.B. Ramusio.

Oriented to the South.

Cartographer: Giacomo Gastaldi

Date of the first edition: 1554
Date of this map: 1554

Woodcut, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 27.5 x 39.5cm (10.7 x 15.4 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Centrefold repaired (in central margin).
Condition Rating: A
References: Karrow, 30/74; Nordenskiold 3, 641(2); Gole (India), #2-1.3.1.

From: Primo Volume, & Seconda editione Delle Navigatione et Viaggi ... Venice, 1554.

This map appeared for the first time in the second edition of Vol.1 of Ramusio's Delle Navigationi et Viaggi in 1554. The first edition of Vol.1 from 1550 only contained a woodcut of the Nile and six plans of the rock-cut churches of Lalibala in Abyssynia. This map is only found in the second edition and was replaced in the third edition of 1563 by a copperplate engraved map.

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