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Europae Tabula V

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Article ID EUY2691
Artist Ruscelli (1518-1566)
Girolamo Ruscelli (1518-1566) was an Italian polymath, humanist, editor, and cartographer active in Venice during the early 16th century. Ruscelli is best known for his important revision of Ptolemy's Geographia, which was published post humously in 1574. It is generally assumed that Alexius Pedemontanus was a pseudonym of Girolamo Ruscelli. In a later work, Ruscelli reported that the Secreti contained the experimental results of an ‘Academy of Secrets’ that he and a group of humanists and noblemen founded in Naples in the 1540s. Ruscelli’s academy is the first recorded example of an experimental scientific society. The academy was later imitated by Giambattista Della Porta, who founded an ‘Accademia dei Secreti’ in Naples in the 1560s.
Title Europae Tabula V
Year ca. 1564
Description Map shows in trapezoid representation, eastern Europe with the coasts of total Italy and the Adriatic sea. Kroatia, Dalmatia, Slowenia and Serbia.
Place of Publication Venice
Dimensions (cm)18 x 25
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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