1561 - Ptolemy/Ruscelli - Europæ Tabula IX
1561 Ptolemy/Ruscelli Map:
Europæ Tabula IX
The map comes from Ruscelli's 'Ptolemaeus La Geographia' which
published new (Tabula Nova) maps along with Ptolemy's
The map is from the 1561 first edition of the atlas, published in
This wood block printed Ptolemaic map is one of earliest printed
representation of south eastern Europe and Balkan countries
including Byzantium. The Danube river flows across the region from
west to east. Byzantium, soon to be Constantinople, is marked on
the Bosphorus between the Black and Aegean Seas.
Outline hand coloring.