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Giuseppe Rosaccio:  (America)

Maps of the Western Hemisphere



Title: (America)

Map Maker: Giuseppe Rosaccio

Place / Date: Venice / 1594 ca

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6.5 x 5.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 49195


Description:

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

The map's fascinating detail in the interior parts of North America, along wth a Northwest Passage.

Nova Spagna (New Spain) extends to the western part of the the St. Lawrence river.  Norimbega (New England) is spelled Norinbega.   Virginia is named, as are Florida, Mexico, Quivira, Anian and the M. Vermeio (Sea of Cortez).  The Sierra Nevada name appears, but off the coast of California.

In the southwest, a massive Nova Guinea  and Terra Australe Incognita are named.

A marvelous, naive engraving.


Condition Description: Includes manuscript annotations in the Caspian Sea.


Related Categories:
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