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Stock# 38374
Description

Sylvanus' map of Italy, Corsica and the Adriatic, one of the earliest printed maps of Italy.

The map includes a contemporary manuscript illustration of the towns of Montotto, Monterubbiano and Moresco, in the Province of Fermo (Marche).

The map appeared in Sylvanus' Claudii Ptholemaei Alexandrini liber Geographicae . . ., publish in Venice in 1511. The Sylvanus edition of Ptolemy is one of the earliest to include maps with modern geographical updates. The map was printed on two plates and was printed back to back, such that the verso of the map has half of two other maps on the verso, as issued.

Condition Description
Includes manuscript vignette in the Adriatic.