1561 – G. Ruscelli – Europae Tabula VIII


Title:                      “Europae Tabula VIII

Ptolemaic map of eastern Europe, including a portion of Scandinavia, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia, stretching from the Swedish island of Gotland (Gothia Insula) to the Black Sea. This edition was printed in Venice by Vincente Valgrisio, and edited by Girolamo Ruscelli, with the maps engraved by Giulio Sanuto.​ Italian text on verso. Comes from the book “La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino”.

Cartographer:      Girolamo Ruscelli (1504 – 1566)
Sheet size:           29,0 x 21,0 cm
Year:                     1561
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition! Very strong print and paper. Small tear (1,5 cm) to the lower edge along the central fold. Two small water stains to the lower edge.

​Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!

This is a genuine antique map published in 1561 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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