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The Low Countries , by Girolamo Ruscelli. 1562

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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Fiandra, Brabantia, et Holanda Nuova.

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Item Number:  28011
Category:  Antique maps > Europe > The Netherlands
References: Van der Heijden (Netherlands) - #8 1st state

Old, antique map of Flanders (Vlaanderen) - Brabant - Holland, by Girolamo Ruscelli.

Title: Fiandra, Brabantia, et Holanda Nuova.

Cartographer: G. Gastaldi - C. Ptolemy.

Date of the first edition: 1561.
Date of this map: 1562.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 190 x 250mm (7.48 x 9.84 inches).
Verso: Italian text.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Van der Heijden (Netherlands), #8 1st state.

From: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuovamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano da Girolamo Ruscelli. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1562. (Karrow, 30/C.1)

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.