Antique map of Scandinavia. Printed in Venice in the year 1561.

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Description

Early copper engraved map of Scandinavia with Greenland by G. Ruscelli from his Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo La Alessandrino. Greenland is separated from Norway by a narrow channel, Iceland is depicted as a long, thin island called Thyle. First edition of the copper plate which has been used between 1561 and 1564. One of the earliest obtainable 'modern' maps of Scandinavia. Latin text on verso.

Details

CartographerGirolamo Ruscelli
TitleSchonladia Nuova
Publisher, YearVenice, 1561-64
Plate Size18.8 x 25.0 cm (7.4 x 9.8 inches)
Sheet Size23.8 x 33.0 cm (9.4 x 13.0 inches)
ReferenceGinsberg, W.B.: Septentrionalium Regionum - The Mapping of the Northern Regions 1482-1601, No. 17

Condition

Excellent conditions.

Cartographer

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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Antique map of Scandinavia. Printed in Venice in the year 1561.

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