Very unusual antique copper engraved map of Greenland and the north Atlantic, by Girolamo RUSCELLI, from a map of Ptolemy, 16th century. The map extends from Greenland to Friesland in Denmark, with Iceland, Norway and an part of Sweden. It has been made from a map of 14th century, by Nicolo Zeno established from his expedition in Frisland and Groenland. This map comes from "La geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, nuouamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Girolamo Ruscelli" published by G.
His most famous work is his translation of Ptolemy's Geographia, which was published after his death. X 22 cm / 12,2 x 8,6 inches. Good condition, a small repair in the lower margin. 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.