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Venice:. 1598.. A handsome engraved map of North and South America, extending from Canada to Terra del Fuego. By Girolamo Ruscelli from the new section added to his edition of Ptolemy, entitled 'Descrittione della Geographia Universale', revised and and edited by Gioseppe Rosaccio. A surprisingly accurate map of North America for the period, showing the St. Lawrence River, New France, New Belgium, Florida, New Spain and California (shown as a peninsula). Mexico City appears in the middle of its lake. South America is more misshapen, although the Amazon and Rio de la Plata systems are carefully drawn. At the bottom to the left a large continent labeled New Guinea merges with Tierra del Fuego, creating a huge southern land mass. Image size: 10 1/4 x 8". Paper size: 10 1/2 x 8 1/8". Phillips, 'Atlases', 409; Steven's 'Ptolemy's Geography', p19, 56.
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