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Sylvanus' map of Italy is one of the earliest obtainable maps of Italy and the first map of Italy printed in two colors. The map appeared in Sylvanus' Claudii Ptholemaei Alexandrini liber Geographicae . . ., publish in Venice in 1511. The Sylvanus edition of Ptolemy is one of the earliest to include maps with modern geographical updates. The map has been printed on two leaves, which have here been rejoined and backed with Japan paper on the verso, with several minor areas of loss skillfully repaired. The image has been trimmed just into the upper and lower margins. In all, this remains a good example of a map which very rarely appears on the market.