Printed by heirs of Melchoir Sessa. Fourth Edition, second issue using the re-engraved 1582 plate in 1598-99. Interior mountains, lakes and rivers with tiny pyramids along the bank of the Nile. Includes placenames Desert of Marmarica, Sayt Interior, Damiata, Larita.
This scarce late issue used the 1561 plate (a close examination of minute details reveals this), but the plate was not used again after this 1599 printing and this map apparently has no further appearances or printings. In near VG or better condition, small brown spot near Amazon River, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, some faint minor offsetting scarcely worthy of mention, overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. Paper and image remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal.
Original fold line as issued. 9 1/4" x 7 1/4". Maps in Atlases in British Library.
Atlases In the Library of Congress. Dictionary Books Relating to America. We do not sell modern reprints. The item "Africa Egypt Nile pyramids sea monster ship 1599 Ruscelli early map Rosaccio" is in sale since Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
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