Label 6: 1561 Ruscelli

This version of Ptolemy was published in 1561.

The first image is a reproduction of the title page of this work.

Shown in the image on the right is a world map inspired by “portolan” maps;

Notice that land details are not shown, which according to coheres with the navigational purpose of portolan maps.

This map is also featured in the exhibit poster design.

Girolamo Ruscelli (d. ca. 1565).
La geografia di Claudio Tolomeo, Alessandrino
In Venetia: Appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561.

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