GENOA PIEDMONT DESCRITTIONE DELLA REGIONE PIEMONTESE
£125Scarce early copper engraved map of Piedmont/Genoa from Magini's Tolomeo.Set in a page of text.Good condition.
code : M1643
Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni
Date : 1596/1621 Venice
Size : 13*17.5cms
availability : Available
Price : £125
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.