Printed by heirs of Melchoir Sessa. Fourth Edition, second issue using the re-engraved 1582 plate in 1598-99.
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". 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.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.