Sixth edition of Ruscelli's translation of Ptolemy's Geografia edited and extended by Giuseppe Rosaccio published by the heirs of M. Sessa in 1598 and 1599.
Illustrated with 69 double page engraved maps and several woodcuts in the text. Whereof 27 Ptolemy maps and 42 'modern' map, including 4 world maps (one Ptolemy /Shirley 133, three modern /Shirley 110, 111, 217), 7 maps of America (Western Hemisphere, South America, Mexico with Florida, Brazil, east coast of North America, Haiti, Cuba), 28 European maps (including the North-Atlantic map with parts of Labrador), 10 maps of Africa and 20 maps of Asia.
The Valgrisi copper plates of the earlier Ruscelli editions have been revised by Rosaccio and extended by five new plates. Most of the Ptolemy and modern maps have been extended by ships, sea monsters, fishes, trees and additional place names.