BRITANICAE INSULAE

£195

Attractive early map of Britain. The first to show a river bridge at London. It is a charming example of Italian mapmaking with a variety of sea monsters in the stipple engraved sea and fine italic script lettering.

Strangely compressed Scotland.

Probably from a scarce pirate edition published by Petrus Keschedt in Cologne one year after the publication of Magini's original work.

Latin text on verso

Mint condition

Ref: Moreland & Bannister p. 211; Shirley (MCC-95) #192.

code : M4791

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1597 Venice

Size : 13.5*18 cms

availability : Available

Price : £195

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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.