Very unusual antique copper engraved World map in two hemispheres, by RUSCELLI, from a map of Ptolemy, XVIe century. The first double hemisphere to appear in an atlas. This is a world map from Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia (La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo).His most famous work is his translation of Ptolemy's Geographia, which was published after his death. We can see "Terra Florida" and "Galicia Nova" in North America, and a large land mass connecting to Asia named "Terra Incognita" and its coastline "Littus incognitum". There is no land mass suggested at the southpole.
4 x 22 cm / 12,5 x 8,6 inches. Condition : good condition, 2 very small traces of insects in the upper and lower margins. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected.Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item "WORLD MAP 1598 RUSCELLI -PTOLEMY 16e CENTURY UNUSUAL ANTIQUE COPPER ENGRAVED MAP" is in sale since Thursday, May 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "efi6" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.