Third edition of Ruscelli's translation of Ptolemy's Geografia and first edition published by G. Ziletti in 1564. The first two Ruscelli editions have been published 1561 and 1562 by V. Valgrisi. The maps of the first five editions of Ruscelli are printed from the same copper plates of Valgrisi and based on the G. Gastaldi edition of 1548.
Illustrated with 64 double page engraved maps and several woodcuts in text. Whereof 27 Ptolemy maps and 37 'modern' map, including 3 world maps (one Ptolemy /Shirley 109, two modern /Shirley 110, 111), 6 maps of America (South America, Mexico with Florida, Brazil, east coast of North America, Haiti, Cuba), 27 European maps (including the North-Atlantic map with parts of Labrador), 9 maps of Africa and 19 maps of Asia.
The Greece map with an ink spot from printing process not affecting the image, minor waterstaining in lower white margin of the last leaves.
A very fine complete and clean copy of the Geographia with strong impression of the engravings. Manuscript ownership inscription to title 'Ex libris J:E:Harrach/ 1727'. Seems to be the bishop of Neutra (Hungary) Johann Ernst von Harrach (1705-1739).
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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