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Auction 106, Lot 78

"America", Magini and Porro

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1713 (published)

Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm
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This finely engraved map is derived from Giovanni Lorenzo d'Anania's 1582 map of the Americas and further based on the geography of Ortelius. Most notable is the characteristic bulge to the west coast of South America and the huge Southern Continent that attaches to Nova Guinea. Girolamo Porro initially engraved the map for Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geography, which was published numerous times. The plate made its last appearance in this work published by Raphael Savonarola. On a full sheet with text above the map.


Condition: A

Light impression. Bottom corner of blank margin torn off, well away from map.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/3/2004