A scarce, beautifully engraved map of northern Tuscany from the first Italian national atlas. Florence is in the center of the map; Lucca is to west; and Sienna and Arrezzo are also included.

folio 16th-century

Dedication cartouche at bottom center to Grand Duke of Tuscany. With a large strapwork title cartouche and a smaller dedication cartouche to the left of center.

Very good hand colour

Rare map in very good condition;

code : M3647

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1598 Bologna

Size : 35*46 cms

availability : Sold

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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.