Very attractive Ptolomaic map of Arabia and the Gulf.Misshapen gulf.Beautifully engraved with stipple sea etc.Excellent had colour.Mint.SOLD

code : M1987

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 900/ 1580c Venice

Size : 13.5*17.5cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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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.