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Stock# 48954
Description

Fine dark impression of Guiseppe Rosaccio's map of the World, published in Florence, circa 1594.

This scarce oval shaped world map includes 6 classical windheads, naming the six primary directions of the wind.

Massive southern continent. Narrow strait of Anian, separateing Asia and America,

Northwest Passage clearly delineated. No sign of Korea or the Philippines or the Straits of Malacca.

A powerful decorative image.

Condition Description
Includes manuscript annotations in the Caspian Sea.