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Place of creation
Appresso Giordano Ziletti
Scope and content
This important map is the first double hemisphere world map to appear in atlas form. It is elegantly engraved in the characteristic Italian style, adapted from the oval projection used by Gastaldi, and presented on what is known as Roger Bacon's circular projection. This projection was popularized by Ruscelli and later by Rumold Mercator. Another important feature of the map is the apocryphal bulge in South America; one of the most copied cartographic errors of the 16th century. Terra Incognita is distinctly shown as a land bridge linking Asia and North America with its coastline labeled Littus incognitum. There is no southern continent
Conditions of access
Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
Creator / Provenance
The third edition of Ruscelli's translation of Ptolemy, revised and corrected by Gio. Malombra
Double hemisphere map.
On verso: Text with title " Tavola Vniversal nvova con la Descrittione di Tvtto il Mondo".
From 1574 edition of Girolamo Ruscelli`s 'La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino '. Girolamo Ruscelli's Italian translation of Ptolemy's 'Geographia', revised by Giovanni Malombra,
Citation / reference note
Wagner, vol. II, Entry 54
Phillips, Entry 380
Sabin, Entry 66505
Availability of other formats note
World - Maps - Early works to 1600 .
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