Rare map.

Southern India with the Bay of Bengal, the island of Ceylon and the Maldives. Published in Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo', first issued 1561.This example is from the first state, with no platemark at the top: two maps were engraved on the same plate and the resulting sheet halved.

Excellent hand colour..looks early.

Mint condition.

code : M2807

Cartographer : RUSCELLI Girolamo

Date : 1561 Venice

Size : 19*27 cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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Girolamo Ruscelli (1500s-1566) was an Italian polymath, humanist, editor, and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century. Ruscelli is best known for his important revision of Ptolemy's Geographia, which was published post humously in 1574. It is generally assumed that Alexius Pedemontanus was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an ‘Academy of Secrets’ that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli’s academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. The academy was later imitated by Giambattista Della Porta, who founded an ‘Accademia dei Secreti’ in Naples in the 1560s.