Attractive map based on the folio Ortelius map.

Covers the region of Tuscany in Italy between with Rome on the extreme right and Florence on top in the center of the map.

From the 1597 edition of Magini's "Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra... Nuovamente... Rincontrati & Correti", based upon the work of Claudius Ptolemy. Published in Venice.

Excellent hand colour

Mint condition

From: Geographicae Universae tum veteris novae . . . Auctore Io. Ant. Magino. Cologne, P. Keschedt, 1597. - Pirate edition after Magini's original work of 1596.

code : M4804

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1597

Size : 14*18 cms

availability : Available

Price : £145

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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.