Rare map depicting the mountainous territory of the State of Milan with the lakes Maggiore, Lugano and Como. The map is from Magini's important Atlas , which was the the first systematic attempt to map the Italian territory as a whole. Very detailed and copied by Blaeu and Jansson for their later maps of the area. Beautifully engraved in Magini's unique style.

Good hand colour

Very good condition.

code : M3641

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1620

Size : 36*49 cms

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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.