Septentrionalium Partium Nova Tabula
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An elegantly engraved map, with the sea in typical stippled manner, of Greenland and the North Atlantic. Iceland is central to the map, but is surrounded by the mythical islands of Frisland, Estland, Podalida and Icaria - all taken from the notorious Zeno map of reputed voyages in the 14th century. This example is a later version of that map, as it appeared in Ruscelli's re-engraving and republication of Ptolemy's "Geographia". A few negligible wormholes in blank margins, but nevertheless a fine example.
region: Maps of Scandinavia & The Arctic
mapmaker: G. Ruscelli
place and date of publication: Venice 1561 - 1574
medium and colour: Copperplate, Uncolouredref: 42290
size in mm: 185 by 250mm (7.25 by 9.75 inches).
literature: Burden, The Mapping Of North America, 29; W.Ginsberg, Printed Maps Of Scandinav
Price: £ 500£ 300
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