(Africa / Arabian Peninsula / Saudi Arabia in the 16th century). Issued Venice,  1599 by Giovanni Lorenzo D’Anania / Ruscelli & Rosaccio. Printed by heirs of Melchoir Sessa. Fourth Edition, second issue using the re-engraved 1582 plate in 1598-99. Italian text on verso. One of the earliest readily obtainable, separately printed 16th century maps of Africa. Also interesting for the depiction of the entire Arabian Peninsula. Brazil’s coast at bottom left with a sea monster in the open ocean between the continents. Early nautical track/ route shown, else perhaps indicating delineation of the area conceptually considered to represent Africa at this date. Clean impression, faint show-through across top as typical, faint touch of old soft upper corner crease scarcely worthy of mention, otherwise entirely pleasing if not superior clean example. Display worthy in any collection, as near to flawless as can be expected to encounter for any printed map of this era. Original fold line as issued. 12 1/2″ x 9 1/4″. Engraved area measures c. 10″ x 7 1/4″. 20.2 noting the map is identical to the 1582 D’Anania map aside from the addition of the line line circling the continent. Also noting the map was used interchangably between several works, making exact identification between it and the 1595 Botero issue challenging. Maps of the African Continent. 90 (plate 70) by the engraver Porro. 22 (Botero issue, noting it is indentical to the Porro — see Tooley above). We do not sell modern reprints. Africa Arabian Peninsula Brazil coast 1599 Ruscelli Rosaccio antique scarce map. Browse our ever-growing collection! Amsterdam Netherlands Amstel river c. 1760 Holland city view vue d’optique print. South Braintree Thayer Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. Trieste Italy Italia 1873 detailed old city plan map w/ key of important sites. Christning ceremony Russian Greek Church 1789 Religious Rites old print. Ancient Rome Roma Italia Italy 1873 detailed old city plan map. Abraham Lincoln political cartoon 1861 African American racism Black Difficulty. Ottoman Empire Ministry of Public Finance c. 1820-50 beautiful color print. Africa European colonial possessions claims disputes British Dutch 1888 old map. South America continent from best Authorities 1790 Kitchin hand color map. Sulawesi Indonesia Celebes Islands native 1834 world culture ethnography print. United Kingdom British Isles Sanson c. 1700-54 Chatelain map hand color. Art Nouveau Middle East Edmund Dulac 1907 Fantasy color prints lot x 10 A+. Hyde Park Clarendon Hills Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. Planet Venus in starry night sky Celestial 1719 Mallet lovely hand color. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland 1737 old antique color map. Walpole Commons & Ponds Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. London city plan in 1642 & 43 fortified c. 1800 lovely engraved hand color map. Africa madagascar Fort Dauphin detailed plan c. 1750 Bellin old antique map. Military History 1858 set 2 old illustrated books Dawson leather 41 plates. British India Birma Burma Bengal Assam 1882 charming small Dutch old map. All items are sent well-packed to arrive as you see them. Maps and prints are sent either rolled in sturdy 3-inch-wide tubes or, if small, in a rigid cardboard mailer. The item “Africa Arabian Peninsula Brazil coast 1599 Ruscelli Rosaccio antique scarce map” is in sale since Wednesday, August 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps”. The seller is “oldmapsoldbooks” and is located in Dover. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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