DESCRITTIONE DELLA ISOLA DELLA SARDINIA

£235

Very good example of Magini's map of Sicily , Malta and Sardinia. Stipples sea.

Good hand colour.

Very good condition

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

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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.