Tabula Asiae VI.

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A Ptolemaic map of ancient Arabia Felix. Based on the 1561 Valgrisi edition.

code : M3005

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1596 Venice

Size : 17*22 cms

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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.