Tierra Nueva – Girolamo Ruscelli


Important early map of the East Coast of North America, based upon Giacomo Gastaldi’s map from 1548. Published in his Ptolemy’s Geographia, entitled “Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…”.

This is the scarce third state of the map, where a sea monster and a sailing boat has been added, and with additional place names, including Virginia, Nova Francia, Estotilant and India Nuova. Published by the heirs of M. Sessa in 1598, in Venice.

Title: Tierra Nueva
Date: 1598
Size: 18.6 x 26.1 cm
Condition: Good (G)
Condition notes: Verso centerfold reinforced. Minor spotting and foxing.

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