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United States (Northeast), by Girolamo Ruscelli. 1598

Girolamo Ruscelli (1504 (1518?) -1566)

Girolamo Ruscelli was an Italian mathematician and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century. He was also an alchemist, writing pseudonymously as Alessio Piemontese.
He published a translation of the Geografia of Ptolemy, printed in Venice by Vincenzo Valgrisi in 1561. It was a quarto edition with Ptolemaic and modern maps. The engravers may have been the brothers Giulio and Livio Sanuto. Among the 69 copperplate maps were 40 based on maps by Giacomo Gastaldi. The maps were re-issued in 1562, 1564, 1574 and 1598.

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Tierra Nueva.

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Item Number:  28429
Category:  Antique maps > America > North America
References: Burden - #30 3rd state; Kershaw - p. 23 Plate 13

Old, antique map of the Northeast of the United States, by Girolamo Ruscelli.

Title: Tierra Nueva.

Cartographer: Giacomo Gastaldi.
Engraver: Giulio & Livio Sanuto.

Date of the first edition: 1561.
Date of this map: 1598.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 190 x 250mm (7.48 x 9.84 inches).
Sheet size: 245 x 350mm (9.65 x 13.78 inches).
Verso: Italian text.
Condition: Sharp impression, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Burden, #30, 3rd state; Kershaw I, p. 23 Plate 13

From: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Tradotta di Greco nell'Idioma Volgare Italiano da M. Girolamo Ruscelli, et hora nouvamente ampliata da Gioseffo Rosaccio ... In Venetia, MDXCVIII [1598]. (Shirley (Brit. Lib.), T.PTOL-10f)

Girolamo Ruscelli (1504 (1518?) -1566)

Girolamo Ruscelli was an Italian mathematician and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century. He was also an alchemist, writing pseudonymously as Alessio Piemontese.
He published a translation of the Geografia of Ptolemy, printed in Venice by Vincenzo Valgrisi in 1561. It was a quarto edition with Ptolemaic and modern maps. The engravers may have been the brothers Giulio and Livio Sanuto. Among the 69 copperplate maps were 40 based on maps by Giacomo Gastaldi. The maps were re-issued in 1562, 1564, 1574 and 1598.