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Giacomo Gastaldi:  Tabula Europae X [Greece]

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Title: Tabula Europae X [Greece]

Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi

Place / Date: Venice / 1548

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6 x 5.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $475.00

Inventory ID: 45830


Description:

Interesting map of the region includiing Greece, from the 1548 edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. 

Gastaldi's maps are considered important early maps for regional collectors.

Giacomo Gastaldi was one of the most important Italian mapmakers of the early 16th Century. His set of maps for  the 1548 edition of the ‘Geographia are among the earliest examples of his work, in a long and distinguished career. This edition was the first pocket-sized edition. Despite being prepared on a small format, the maps are clearly and attractively engraved. Gastaldi was the first to add regional maps of the American continent, with important maps of the eastern seaboard, a map of what is now the southern United States, of South America, and separate maps of Cuba and Hispaniola. Gastaldi published only a single edition, but his maps were copied by Girolomo Ruscelli for over 50 years.


References: Zacharackis 2818/1839


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