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Ptolemaic world map by Giuseppe Rosaccio. 1598

This map was first published in Ptolemy's Geographia by Ziletti in 1574 and subsequent editions by Rosaccio in 1598 and 1599.


Giuseppe Rosaccio (c. 1530 – 1621)

Italian physician and geographer. He is known for some geographic and cosmographic works, which brought him fame and were repeatedly reprinted. He wrote a book on the voyage from Venice to Constantinople, including maps of the itinerary accompanied by short texts. He also edited an edition of Ptolemy's Geography printed in Venice in 1598.

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Ptolemaei Cognita.

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Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar

Old, antique map of the Ptolemaic world, by Rosaccio Giuseppe.

Title: Ptolemaei Cognita.

Date of the first edition: 1574.
Date of this map: 1598.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size of plate (not including margins): 190 x 270mm (7.48 x 10.63 inches).
Verso: Italian text.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Shirley (World), #133; Nordenskiold, #227 (27)

From: Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Tradotta di Greco nell'Idioma Volgare Italiano da Girolamo Ruscelli, Et hora nuovamente ampliata da Gioseffo Rosaccio. ... In Venetia, MDXCVIII. Appresso gli Heredi di Melchior Sessa. (Nordenskiold, #227)

This map was first published in Ptolemy's Geographia by Ziletti in 1574 and subsequent editions by Rosaccio in 1598 and 1599.


Giuseppe Rosaccio (c. 1530 – 1621)

Italian physician and geographer. He is known for some geographic and cosmographic works, which brought him fame and were repeatedly reprinted. He wrote a book on the voyage from Venice to Constantinople, including maps of the itinerary accompanied by short texts. He also edited an edition of Ptolemy's Geography printed in Venice in 1598.

References: Shirley (World) - #133; Nordenskiold - #227 (27)

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