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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1574Ruscelli, GirolamoVeniceSeptenirionalium Partium Nova Tabula$750 Picture

A copper plate engraved map

Size: 8.9 inches X 12.1 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, with vivid hand-drawn outline colors.

This landmark map shows mythical islands in the North Atlantic plus the small coastlines of Labrador (Estotiland) and what is probably Newfoundland (Drogeo). Frisland is mapped in detail with many place names indicated. Maps throughout the 16th century continued to show these fictional islands, especially Frisland.

One of the earliest maps of the North Atlantic done by copper plate engraving. It appeared in La Geografia Di Clavdio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuouamente Tradotta Di Greco In Italiano, Da Girolamo Rvscelli ... an updated version of Claudius Ptolemy's La Geografia . . . .

This item included the iconic cover page from the atlas.

References: The Mapping of North America, Plate 45, Burden, Philip, Raleigh Publications, Hertz, 1996

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