CYPRI INSULA

£445

Superb map of Cyprus, reduced from Ortelius' famous map by Girolamo Porro.

Two fantastic cartouches holding information on the Island.

Finely engraved and showing clearly many place names. Set in a page of descriptive text.

Probably from a scarce pirate edition published by Petrus Keschedt in Cologne one year after the publication of Magini's original work.

Excellent hand colour

Mint condition.

REF BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: Cyprus Vol 1, 38.

code : M4794

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1597

Size : 14*18 cms

availability : Available

Price : £445

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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.