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World map in two hemisphere by Giuseppe Rosaccio. 1598

A skilful reduction of Rumold Mercator's map of 1587.
The map was also published by Lasor a Varea in 1713 with the words T.2.pag.284 printed at the top right of the map.


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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Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.

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Item Number:  28289
Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar
References: Shirley (World) - #217; Nordenskiold - #227 (28)

Old, antique of World, by Rosaccio Giuseppe.

Title: Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.

Cartographer: R. & G. Mercator.

Date of the first edition: 1598.

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

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 175 x 250mm (6.89 x 9.84 inches).
Verso: Italian text.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Shirley (World), #217; Nordenskiold, #227 (28)

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)

A skilful reduction of Rumold Mercator's map of 1587.
The map was also published by Lasor a Varea in 1713 with the words T.2.pag.284 printed at the top right of the map.


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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