Tabula Asiae VI- della Geographia di Tolomeo. Arabia Felix & Deserta / Ethiopia / Persia / Carmania / Persian Gulf / Ptolemy / etc. Issued Venice,  1599 by Ruscelli & Rosaccio. Italian text on verso. Lovely original 16th century antique engraved map. Arabian Gulf is distorted, water courses are exaggerated. The scarce late issue of the 1561 plate (a close examination of details reveals this), but the plate was not used again after this 1599 printing and thus this map has no further appearances or printings. Interior terrain shown as mountain ranges, various tiny islands named, tip of East Africa bottom center. Mostly very clean, well preserved and attractive example. Trivial light old stain in top blank margin at centerfold and along edges, otherwise as issued. A survey of the Map Price Record reveals that Ruscelli maps from the 1598-99 printing are offered much less frequently than earlier printings (1561, 62, and 74), at a ratio of approx. 1 later printing for every 5 offered from earlier editions. This would appear to indicate the later editions may have been printed in far smaller numbers due to increasing market competition and thus had a much smaller distribution. Printed by heirs of Melchoir Sessa. Fourth Edition, second issue using the re-engraved 1561 plate of 1598. 13″ x 9 1/4″. Engraved area measures c. 9 1/4′ x 7 1/8. Al Ankary, Arabian Peninsula in Old European Maps, p. Not found, only the 1548 Gastaldi foundation map for this p. Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. We do not sell modern reprints. 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 “Arabia Middle East Africa sea monster sailing ship 1599 Ruscelli antique map” is in sale since Thursday, August 10, 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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