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Auction 100, Lot 11

"Universi Orbis Descriptio ad Usum Navigantium", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: World

Period: 1597 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm
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Small mariner's map based on Gerard Mercator's large world map of 1569. Magini has added a fanciful range of mountains to the huge southern continent. The map is crisscrossed by rhumb lines and the oceans are stipple engraved in the Italian style. On a full sheet of Latin text with text above the map.

References: Shirley #196.

Condition: A

Small chip in margin and horizontal crease through text, well away from map.

Estimate: $800 - $900


Closed on 9/12/2002