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Stock# 35306

A nice example of Ruscelli's map of the world from his La Geografia, the first double hemisphere world map to appear in an Atlas.

One of two modern world maps in Ruscelli's Atlas, based upon Gastaldi's world map of 1548. The map is a copper plate engraving by Sanuto. The map is adapted from the oval projection used in Gastaldi's larger world map and is presented on Roger Bacon's circular projection, also used by Tramezzino's large world map of 1554. No southern continent is shown. The map clearly shows the broad mass of land joining Asia and America as Terra Incognita and the coastline as Littus Incongmitum.

Shirley 110.