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  ATLASES 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geography]
Geografia cioè Descrittione Universale della Terra Partita in due volumni, Nel Primo de' quali si contengono gli Otto Libri della Geographia di Cl. Tolomeo... Venice: Giovanni Battista & Giorgio Galignani, 1597-8. Quarto, contemporary vellum; 2 parts in 1; title; pp. (ii) + (124) + (44) + [blank] + (28) (index); and title + 424 (pages numbered by leaf) + (57) (index); full-page world map and 63 maps set in the text.
Ptolemy's Geography translated into Italian and corrected by Magini (1555-1617), Professor for Astronomy, Astrology and Mathematics at the University of Bologna. Both the Ptolemaic and modern maps were mostly reduced from Mercator's atlas by Girolamo Porro, predating the official Hondius pocket atlas by nearly a decade, although a few maps (for example the second world, America, Northern Europe and North Pacific) are derived from Ortelius.
[Ref: 18701]    £9,750.00 ($11,788 • €10,637 rates)


  ASIA 
 Sri Lanka 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of Taprobana]
Tabula Asiae XII. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 180mm. A very fine example
A map of 'Taprobana', a semi-mythical representation of Sri Lanka, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. The Romans knew of Sri Lanka as the source of the cinnamon they used to burn as incense, but only through the Arab traders that brought the spice to markets of Egypt. The legend of a large island on the Equatior with a powerful king built up but, by Magini's time, Sri Lanka was discounted as Taprobana and Sumatra became the main candidate (championed by Mercator), as described in the text box underneath the elephant to the left of the map. From the first edition, with text in Latin.
[Ref: 18783]    £250.00 ($302 • €273 rates)


 The Holy Land 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of the Holy Land]
Palestina, vel Terra Sancta. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 180mm.
A map of the Holy Land and Egypt, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. From the first edition, with text in Latin. Not listed in Laor.
[Ref: 18784]    £200.00 ($242 • €218 rates)


  AFRICA 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of Africa]
Africa. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 175mm.
A map of 'modern' Africa, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. From the first edition, with text in Latin. BETZ: 34.
[Ref: 18780]    £250.00 ($302 • €273 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Ptolemaic map of the British Isles]
Tabula Europae Prima. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 175mm.
The British Isles according to Ptolemy, with Scotland orientated to the East. The map was engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia', with this example coming from the first edition, with text in Latin. SHIRLEY: 191.
[Ref: 18778]    £250.00 ($302 • €273 rates)


  EUROPE 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of Europe]
Europa. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 175mm.
A map of Europe, including much of North Africa, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. From the first edition, with text in Latin.
[Ref: 18782]    £300.00 ($363 • €327 rates)


 Scandinavia 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Magini's map of Northern Europe, first edition]
Scandia, sive Regiones Septentrionales. Venice: Galignani, 1596. 140 x 180mm. Fine example.
A map of Scandinavia and the North Atlantic south to the British Isles, engraved by Girolamo Porro and published in the last new edition of Ptolemy's Geography, with the text corrected by Magini. However this map is nor Ptolemaic, but based on Ortelius: it shows the Zeno 'discoveries', including the mythical island of Frisland and notes in the far north 'Pigmies live here'. BURDEN: 98; GINSBERG: Scandinavia 38.
[Ref: 15046]    £450.00 ($544 • €491 rates)


 The Mediterranean 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of Cyprus]
Cypri Insula. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 175mm. A very fine example
A map of Cyprus, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. From the first edition, with text in Latin. BCCF: 39.
[Ref: 18781]    £490.00 ($592 • €535 rates)


 Cyprus 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Early 17th century map of map of Cyprus]
Cypri Insula. Venice, Paolo & Francesco Galignani, 1621. Coloured. 140 x 180mm, set in a page of text.
Map of Cyprus, reduced from Ortelius' map by Girolamo Porro, with an Italian text below the map and on the reverse. BAYNTON-WILLIAMS: Cyprus Vol 1, 38.
[Ref: 19192]    £400.00 ($484 • €436 rates)


 Northern Italy 

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [Antique map of Liguria from the first printed atlas of Italy]
Liguria o stato della Republica di Genoua. Venice, Fabio Magini, 1620. 345 x 500mm. Centre fold restored
Antique map of Liguria, decorated with baroque cartouches for the title and dedication, a sea monster and a galley. It appeared in Magini's atlas of Italy, the first printed atlas of Italy, published after his death by his son Fabio.
[Ref: 12571]    £400.00 ($484 • €436 rates)


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