Europae Tabula VII (Sicily, Malta, Sardinia)
|Autore: Girolamo Ruscelli
Map Maker: Girolamo Ruscelli
Title: Europae Tabula VII [Sicily, Malta, Sardinia]
Place / Date: Venice / 1564
Size: 10 x 7 inches
Description: Ruscelli's Ptolemaeic map of Sicily, Sardinia and Malta is one of the earliest obtainable maps of the region.
The map is based upon Gastaldi's miniature map of 1548, it shows remarkable topographical and geographical detail for the period. This example is the first state of the map, from Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo', first published 1561. A fine example of the first state of the map, with an unusually dark crisp impression