Larger version of Maginis map of North Africa. Maginis take on Ptolmys map,In fact its from the book 'Della Geografia di Tolomeo'. Excellent hand colour. Uncommon in this format. Mint condition.

code : M2153

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1600c

Size : 21*26cms

availability : Available

Price : £135

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Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617) was born in Padua, Italy, and studied medicine, mathematics, astronomy and philosophy at the University of Bologna where he was later to become a professor of astronomy. He corresponded with many of the renowned figures of the age including Ortelius, Tycho Brahe, Galileo and Johanes Kepler. He authored various works on astronomy and also produced the first printed atlas of Italy, which was published posthumously by his son Fabio. Other works included the "Geographiae Universiae" (1597) and "Moderne Tavole Di Geografia" amongst others.