1597/8 Antique Map UNIVERSI ORBIS DESCRIPTIO World Projection by Magini (G60). An original engraved map titled: DDESCRITTIONE DI TUTTOL MONDO TERRENA AL PIU MODERNO STILE DEL NOSTRO TEMPO - UNIVERSI ORBIS DESCRIPTIO. Fascinating oval projection of the World, by the distinguished Italian geographer Giovanni Magini published a quarto edition of Ptolemy beginning in 1596.This particular world map used the oval projection popularized by Abraham Ortelius, and follows that model very closely. Most notable are the large landmasses of. Six wind-heads are arranged above and below the map. Girolamo Porro engraved the map in 1596 for Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. Which appeared in Ptolmey's'GEOGRAFIA CIOE DESCRITTIONE UNIVERSALE DELLA TERRA' and this being from the 1st Edition in Latin. Excellent condition measuring approx 19.5cm x 28.5cm with later hand colour. Because of the rarity of these works, he is perhaps best known for this edition of Ptolemy, which met both with critical and commercial success, and was reprinted to 1621. Magini's edition (this being the 1st edition in Italian) is significant for the greatly expanded commentary to the maps that he added. Isole piu famose del Mondo. 1572, although his work is found in many illustrated books of the period.
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