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Orbis Descriptio

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Orbis Descriptio : G. Ruscelli

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This is a fine, attractive map which appeared in Ruscelli's re-engraving and republication of Ptolemy's "Geographia". It is significant as the first double hemisphere world map to appear in an atlas. This example also is unusual in having early wash colour emphasising areas of the map. A good example of an important map.
region: World Maps
mapmaker: G. Ruscelli
place and date of publication: Venice 1561 - 64
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 200 by 280mm (7.75 by 11 inches).
ref: 40967
literature: Shirley, 110

Price: £ 800

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