Attractive early map of Asia.

Magini's eaerly map of Asia, based upon Ortelius' map of 1570, from the 1597 edition of Magini's Geographiae Universae tum Veteris tum Novae Absolutissimum.

Fascinating depiction of Japan. No sign of the Korean Peninsula. Includes region south of Nova Guinea that is marked as Terrae Incognita Australis, separated from Nova Guinea by a narrow channel.

Beautifully engraved. Stipple sea

Excellent hand colour

Mint condition

code : M4561

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1597 Venice

Size : 13.5*18 cms sheet 30*20cms

availability : Available

Price : £245

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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.