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Giacomo Gastaldi:  Isola Cuba Nova

Maps of the Caribbean

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Title: Isola Cuba Nova

Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi

Place / Date: Venice / 1548

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6 x 5.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,200.00

Inventory ID: 45258


One of the earliest separately published maps of Cuba, which was first appeared in the 1548 edition of Gastaldi's edition of Ptolemy's Geografia.

The map is one of the "modern" maps to appear in Giacomo Gastaldi's La Geografia.  Gastaldi was the most influential of the mid-16th Century Italian map makers and his work was copied and re-issued by various Lafreri-school and other map makers in Italy and elsewhere for the rest of the century.

The present example comes from a rare example of the atlas which was bound without a fold, therefore there are no binding holes in the center of the map, as is often the case with Gastaldi's maps and is an unusually fine example.  The map is frequently seen with a much weaker impression and problems along the centerfold.

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