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Girolamo Ruscelli: Isola Cuba Nova

Map: WIND3655
 
Cartographer: Girolamo Ruscelli
Title: Isola Cuba Nova
Date: 1574
Published: Venice
Width: 10 inches / 26 cm
Height: 8 inches / 21 cm
Map ref: WIND3655
Description:
Early copper-engraved map of Cuba, one of the earliest available maps of the island. Jamaica and Haiti also appear. Published in Ruscelli's 1574 edition of Ptolemy's "Geographia" as one of a handful of modern maps. Based on, and slightly enlarged from, a rare 1548 map by Giacomo Gastaldi.

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