Attractive early map of Britain. The first to show a river bridge at London. It is a charming example of Italian mapmaking with a variety of sea monsters in the stipple engraved sea and fine italic script lettering.
Strangely compressed Scotland.
Probably from a scarce pirate edition published by Petrus Keschedt in Cologne one year after the publication of Magini's original work.
Latin text on verso
Ref: Moreland & Bannister p. 211; Shirley (MCC-95) #192.
code : M4791
Cartographer : MAGINI Giovanni
Date : 1597 Venice
Size : 13.5*18 cms
availability : Available
Price : £195
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.