This beautiful little nautical world map, engraved by Girolamo Porro, was one of two world maps included in Porcacchi's popular pocket-sized atlas. It covers most of the world, excluding far eastern Asia and the western coast of North America; thus alluding to a connection between the two. The Terra Incognita landmass dominates the bottom of the map. The handsome map is filled with rhumb lines and the seas are fully stippled. Printed on a full sheet (29*21 cms) of Italian text.

Excellent hand colour

Mint condition

Ref: Shirley #128.

code : M4559

Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni

Date : 1572/ + Venice

Size : 10.5*14 cms sheet 29*21 cms

availability : Available

Price : £425

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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.