Attractive map of the British Isles by Magini here reissued by Janssonius in 1617.
Finely engraved with a stippled sea and swash lettering.
Decorative with sea monsters etc
excellent hand colour
Koeman III, map 5000:381, ed. 381:01. - Latin edition
code : M4188
Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni
Date : 1617
Size : 13.5*18 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
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.