Coloured map of South Africa. Printed in Venice by V. Valgrisi in 1562.

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Decorative coloured 16th century map of South Africa by G. Ruscelli. From the latin Ptolemy edition of Gastaldi-Ruscelli by V. Valgrisi, printed in Venice 1562.


CartographerGirolamo Ruscelli
TitleAfrica nuova tavola
Publisher, YearV. Valgrisi, Venice, 1562
Plate Size18.6 x 24.8 cm (7.3 x 9.8 inches)
Sheet Size23.0 x 32.0 cm (9.1 x 12.6 inches)
ReferenceTooley, Continent S9.


Small margin on top, two small worm holes in lower white margin, fine condition.


Girolamo Ruscelli, an Italian Alchemist, physician and cartographer, was born around 1504 in Viterbo. He has revised the Ptolemy Geography, which was issued from 1561 until 1599 in Venice. The new copper engraved maps are based on G. Gastaldi's edition of 1548. He died 1566 in Venice.

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Coloured map of South Africa. Printed in Venice by V. Valgrisi in 1562.

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