Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola

by Ruscelli - 1562

This is a beautiful ORIGINAL copperplate engraved map of CUBA. It is from Ruscelli's atlas, probably the 1562 edition, published in Italy. The engraving is very fine and this is just about the earliest Cuba map that can be collected. Overall dimension of the image is about 7 x 9 1/2 inches with good, wide margins. The map has been professionally treated to de-acidify and conserve it and strengthened on the back. A very scarce and important Cuba map with JAMAICA at the bottom and part of HISPANIOLA on the lower right.