Full Titles Descrittione del Potentissimo Imperio della Tartaria - Tartariae Imperium.

Attractive beautifully engraved early map of the North East of Asia, China, Tartary, Japan and ther West Coast of America from California to Alaska based on Ortelius' folio 1570 map. Misshapen Japan and North American coast. Important map for development of geographical knowledge of the region.

Set in a page of text.

Excellent hand colour

Highly collectable map in mint condition.

code : M4560

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1598 Venice

Size : 14*18 cms sheet 30*21 cms

availability : Available

Price : £260

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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.