Ruscelli Russia 1574


Girolamo Ruscelli. “Moschovia Nuova Tavola.” Venice: Giordano Ziletti, [1561]-1574. 7 x 9 3/4. Engraving. Very good condition.

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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.