Auction 108, Lot 21

"[World]", Magini and Porro

Subject: World

Period: 1713 (published)

Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum

Color: Hand Color

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

An interesting mariner's map reflecting the geography of the late 1500's. First issued in 1597 and republished by Lasor a Varea. Most of the world is depicted - centered on the Atlantic Ocean and featuring a huge southern continent Terra Incognita. The northwest coast of North America and Asia east of India are not depicted. The oceans are stipple engraved and rhumb lines cross the map. On a full sheet of Italian text.


Condition: B

Oceans colored, landmasses uncolored. Small spot on Iceland. Bit of printer's ink smudge on Africa.

Estimate: $400 - $450


Closed on 9/29/2004