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    The Earliest Obtainable Copperplate World Map

    Girolomo Ruscelli. (1500-1566), cartographer and humanist. Carta Marina Nuova Tavola. [Venice: ca. 1561]. Approximately 7.25 x 10 inches. Some thumbsoiling and rubbing, upper and lower margins trimmed a bit close (no apparent loss), central vertical crease. Some letters with some apparent damage (but still legible). A very good map. Map is mounted as well as matted, framed and glazed. This is the earliest copperplate map that collectors can get; it is also perhaps the earliest depiction of the peninsula of California. It is interesting to note that the northern continents are one continual land mass, based on Gastaldi. Shirley 111.

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    April, 2014
    2nd Wednesday
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