Carta Marina Nuova Tavola world map remarkable 1599 Ruscelli Rosaccio antiqueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carta Marina Nouva Tavola.
Issued Venice,  1599 by Giovanni Lorenzo D'Anania / Ruscelli & Rosaccio. Printed by heirs of Melchoir Sessa. Fourth Edition, second issue using the re-engraved 1582 plate in 1598-99. Italian text on verso.
Famous mariner's map. Note the interesting shape of North America, connected to Asia and then across to Greenland and northern Europe. Huge Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. Endless rhumb lines impart a s trong nautical feel.
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 this map has no further appearances or printings.
In near VG or better condition, 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.
Sheet measures c. 13" x 9 1/4".
Engraved area measures c. 9 5/8" x 7".
Tooley, Mapping of the World, 88 (noting it's first appearance in 1548 and reuse by Rosaccio).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4., p. 87.
Shirley, Maps in Atlases in British Library , T.PTOL-10f
Phillips, Atlases In the Library of Congress , 409.
Sabin, Dictionary Books Relating to America , 66507.