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SOLD Tierra Nveva

SOLD Tierra Nveva

Code: 77704

  • SOLD
  • Date: 1561
  • Condition: AA
  • Colour: Uncoloured
  • Size: 10 x 7 inches

Title: 'Tierra Nveva'.

Rare first edition of the map of east coast of North America..
According to Shirley, most likely engraved by the brothers Giulio and Livio Sanuto.

Girolamo Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia included newly engraved copperplates by Giulio and Livio Sanuti. The curious fact is that this map is one of two that were engraved on the same plate, printed and than separated for the book. This can be seen in the atlas by the fact that the plate mark of the map runs off the top of the page. In 1574 a new plate was used which lasted until the final edition of 1599.

Very light marginal water staining, a somewhat weak impression, as usual for this map. Else in very good condition.