Tabula Asiae VI- della Geographia di Tolomeo. Arabia Felix & Deserta / Ethiopia / Persia / Carmania / Persian Gulf / Ptolemy / etc.
Issued Venice,  1599 by Ruscelli & Rosaccio. 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.
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. 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.