TERRA DI LAVORO OLIM CAMPANIA FELIX
Very attractive and rare Magini folio map of the Area around Naples and Southern Lazio.
From "L'Italia", a collection of Magini folio maps of Italy published posthumously by his son Fabio Magini and published in Bologna circa 1620. The map is unusually engraved by the Englishman Benjamin Wright, whose monogram appears lower right corner B W F
Includes The Islands of ASchia and Ponza.
Excellent hand colour
Very good condition
code : M4759
Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni
Date : 1620 Bologna
Size : 37.5*48 cms
availability : Available
Price : £425
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.