Unrecorded State

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363. [MAP]. RUSCELLI, Girolamo. Nueva Hispania tabula nova. [Venice, ca. 1561-1573]. Copper-engraved map on laid paper, seas stipple engraved, with title at top, Italian text with historiated initial on verso (19 lines of text). Neat line to neat line: 18 x 24.6 cm; neat line to neat line with title at top: 18.6 x 24.6 cm; overall sheet size: 21.7 x 30 cm. Mild browning at centerfold and lower left and right blank margins, otherwise very fine and in a strong impression. On this copy it is possible to see where the engraver altered Yucatán so it is not shown as an island.

     Unrecorded state. The plate mark does not run off the top as in the 1561 state (see preceding); graduation marks not cross-hatched as in the 1574 State 2. For States 1, 2, 3 of the present map, see Burden 31. Burden's State 3 is our next entry. For the progenitor, see Gastaldi under maps herein. Martin & Martin, Plate 3 & p. 69.


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