Girolamo Ruscelli. “Moschovia Nuova Tavola.” Venice: Giordano Ziletti, -1574. 7 x 9 3/4. Engraving. Very good condition.
Giordano Ruscelli’s map of Russia from the sixteenth century. It was issued in Ruscelli’s La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo, to which he added a series of reduced versions of maps by Giacomo Gastaldi. Detail is impressive for the date, with towns and rivers noted. In the east are shown a series of tents, indicating the location of the “hordes’ which were such a worry to Europe at the time.