Venice: 1574. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 7" x 9.75" very good.
Beautiful early map of northeastern Italy from Lake Garda to the Gulf of Venice, showing waterways and marshes. Includes Venice. From Ruscelli's Italian translation of Ptolemy's "Geographia", "La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo". 1/16" light purple stain around edges. Girolamo Ruscelli (c. 1504-1566) was a Venetian editor, cartographer and physician known best for his publication of Ptolemy's Geographia.