1688 – G. Rosaccio – Europe
Charming wood block map of Europe by the Italian XVIth and XVIIth century writer, humanist and cartographer Giuseppe Rosaccio. Taken from the 1688 Bologna “Teatro del mondo e sue parti cioe Europa, Africa, Asia, et America”. For this edition new larger wood blocks were cut by Giuseppe Moretti. The maps are now printed from one wood block and not two as for the previous editions. This is therefore the rarest and most desirable editions. The interior is filled with mountains, trees and with a few places represented by large castles. The book was very popular and many edition were printed in Treviso, Bologna, Florence, Verona, Venice, Viterbo.
Cartographer: Giuseppe Rosaccio
Technique: wood block
Very good condition. Dark impression. A light water stain in upper part of the map. Right hand margin cut close.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1688 and not a modern copy or reprint!