DESCRITTIONE DELLA ISOLA DELLA SARDINIA
Very good example of Magini's map of Sicily , Malta and Sardinia. Stipples sea.
Good hand colour.
From Geographiae Universae tum Veteris tum Novae Absolutissimum.
code : M3831
Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni
Date : 1597 Venice
Size : 12.5*18.5 cms sheet 30*20 cms
availability : Available
Price : £235
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.