Beautiful copper engraved map of Europe. With the mythical island Brasil and Demar west of Ireland.
From a 1620 edition with Italaian text. Geography from Ortelius.
Excellent hand colour
code : M4803
Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni
Date : 1620
Size : 13.5*17.5 cms sheet 30*20 cms
availability : Available
Price : £245
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.