BG-11820

Antique Map of India by Ruscelli (c.1574)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Italian text on verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1574
  • Overall size: 30 x 22 cm.
  • Image size: 24 x 19 cm.
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Description: Antique map India titled 'Calecut Nuova Tavola'. Second edition of Ruscelli's modern map of India, one of the earliest obtainable modern maps of the region. The map extends from west of the Gujarat peninsula eastward to Bengal and south as far as northern Ceylon (Ceilam). Published in Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'.

Artists and Engravers: Girolamo Ruscelli (1500s-1566) was an Italian polymath, humanist, editor, and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century.