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Girolamo Ruscelli South Africa map

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Series : Navigation and Geography
Year : 1561
Unique ID : gc.02.0004
Authors : Girolamo Ruscelli
Issued : Venice, Italy
Area shown : southern Africa

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Africa nuova tavola. In his map of southern Africa, the Venetian editor and cartographer Girolamo Ruscelli removes all symbols and figures and returns to a simple depiction of the geography of the land. The Mountains of the Moon (Monti de Luna) are centrally placed in southern Africa, and the Nile is born from the outflow of three lakes situated at their base. A number of coastal rivers are identified. Madagascar bears its earlier name, Island of San Lorenzo (Isola de S. Lorenzo), given by Diogo Dias, the Portuguese navigator who first landed there in 1500 on the feast day (August 10) of St. Lawrence. The stippled ocean and pimply mountain ranges reflect the Italian copperplate style of engraving of the period.

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