|Title||Africa Nuova Tavola |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/AfricaNuovaTavola_Uncat.html |
|Cartographer||Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565.|
|Century Published||16th century|
|Publication Date||1561 |
|Publisher||Valgrisi, Vincenzo fl. 1540-1572, printer|
|Place of Publication||Italy--Venice |
|Original Source||"La geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino." Ruscelli, Girolamo. Venice : Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed along top border:
"Africa Nuova Tavola."
Printed on the verso is a description of the area of Africa depicted in map:
"Africa Nuova, Ventesimaseconda Nuova Tavola. Nel Disegno della quarta….XXII V."
Depicts the southern half of African continent including Madagascar labeled as "Isola De Lorenzo." In the northeast portion of the map, the Arabian Gulf is shown. The Cape of Good Hope is labeled in South Africa. The Nile River is shown originating in two lakes in the center of the map, following Ptolemy's model.
Scale: c.a. 1:21, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Girolamo Ruscelli (ca. 1504-1566) was a publisher and editor in Venice. He edited and produced Ptolemy's "Geographia" (1561, 1598) (Tooley, 553).|
Northwestern University Library. Catalog Record. Accessed 27 May 2009.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
Yale University Library. Catalog Record. Accessed 27 May 2009.
|Location Depicted||Africa, Sub-Saharan|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Africa (south) - Maps-- Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP086 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G8200 1561.R8 [map uncataloged]. |
|Physical Description||19 x 25 cm. |
|Condition||Has binder's guard. Written in pencil on verso: "Ruscelli 1561 R1350 - [Norwich 151]." Acquisition information written in pencil on verso. Some darkening along centerfold. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 400 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 300 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||The Janice Ruth Johnson Memorial Map Collection donated by Professor W. Vance Johnson, Ellensburg, Washington, 1990. |
|References||Northwestern University Library. Norwich, I.O. Maps of Africa, 151. Yale University Library. |