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Girolamo Ruscelli:  Polonia Et Hungaria Nuova Tavola

Maps of Poland

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Title: Polonia Et Hungaria Nuova Tavola

Map Maker: Girolamo Ruscelli

Place / Date: Venice / 1598

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 10 x 7 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $245.00

Inventory ID: 50172


Striking dark impression of Ruscelli's map of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and parts of the region bounded by the Black Sea in the east and the Danube in the south.

Ruscelli's Atlas is an expanded edition of Gastaldi's Atlas of 1548, which has been called the most comprehensive atlas produced between Martin Waldseemüller's Geographiae of 1513, and the Abraham Ortelius Theatrum of 1570. Ruscelli and Gastaldi's maps were beautifully engraved on copper, marking a turning point in the history of cartography. From that point forward, the majority of cartographic works used this medium. As it was a harder material than wood, it gave the engraver the ability to render more detail. Gastaldi sought the most up-to-date geographical information available, making the modern maps in Ruscelli's Geographia among the best modern maps of the period.

Condition Description: Minor discoloration along centerfold.

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