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One of the Earliest Obtainable Maps of Cuba

Early state of one of the earliest separately published maps of Cuba (and Jamaica), which first appeared in the 1561 edition of Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geografia.

Ruscelli's atlas is essentially an enlarged edition of the very rare Gastaldi edition of 1548. The atlas was first published in 1561, with revised editions in 1574 and again in 1598. It was in this final edition Ruscelli added additional modern maps and reworked most of the plates, adding ships and sea monsters to many of the maps.

Condition Description
Minor foxing.