RARE Charming map of the Kingdom of Naples, the 'boot' or southern portion of Italy. The map is filled with meticulously engraved towns and topography, while the sea is stipple engraved with calligraphic titling in the Italian style. The map has a delicately rendered decorative cartouche.

. From the 1597-98 edition of Magini's Geografia, based upon the work of Claudius Ptolemy but this map is based on the folio Ortelius.

Excellent hand colour

Mint condition

code : M4351

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1597 Venice

Size : 14*17.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £150

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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.