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Superb map from Geographiae universae tum veteris, tum novae absolutissimum opus... Auctore eodem Io. Anto. Magino Patavino..., 1597, A detailed map of Grecce and Albania and the numerous islands of the Aegean Sea. Text on verso.

Excellent hand colour.Very good condition.

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code : M2101

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1597 Venice

Size : 13.5*17.5cms

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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.