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Giacomo Gastaldi:  Moschovia Nova Tabula

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Title: Moschovia Nova Tabula

Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi

Place / Date: Venice / 1548

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6.5 x 5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $695.00

Inventory ID: 31110


Description:

Fine unfolded example of Gastaldi's modern map of Russia, including Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Ukraine.

Gastaldi's map is among the earliest modern maps of the region.  Based upon the 1546 map of Sigmund Herberstein, it extends further to the north than the Herberstein map.

Giacomo Gastaldi is considered as the foremost Italian cartographer of the 16th century along with Paolo Forlani. From Piedmont, Gastaldi established his reputation in Venice and was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. Gastaldi enjoyed a productive relationship with Giovanni Ramusio, Secretary of the Venice Senate, who used Gastaldi's maps for his Navigationi et Viaggi. This map is from Gastaldi's edition of Ptolemy, Ptolemeo. La Geografia..., begun as early as 1542 and published in Venice in 1548. 


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