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Double hemisphere world map, by Girolamo Ruscelli. 1564

Ruscelli's double hemisphere world map was the first one in an atlas with two separate hemispherical maps.
In the first edition of 1561, the title of the map was trimmed.
No southern continent is shown. Nearly twenty-five years later the plate was amended by the addition of a southern continent.

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Orbis Descriptio.

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Item Number:  27838  new
Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar
References: Shirley (World) - #110

Double hemisphere world map, by Girolamo Ruscelli.

Title: Orbis Descriptio.

Engraver: Giulo & Livio Sanuto

Date of the first edition: 1561.
Date of this map: 1564.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 18 x 25.5 cm (7.09 x 10.04 inch).
Verso: Italian text.
Condition: A few very fine worm tracks in upper centre (backed).
Condition Rating: A

References: Shirley (World), #110.

From: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino. Venice, 1564.

Ruscelli's double hemisphere world map was the first one in an atlas with two separate hemispherical maps.
In the first edition of 1561, the title of the map was trimmed.
No southern continent is shown. Nearly twenty-five years later the plate was amended by the addition of a southern continent.