Auction 108, Lot 517

"Tabula Asiae I [on sheet with] Tabula Africae IIII", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Near East and Northern Africa

Period: 1621 (circa)

Publication: Geografia…

Color: Black & White

Size:
7 x 5.5 inches
17.8 x 14 cm

Two lovely copper engraved maps, one on each side of the sheet. Both fully engraved with good detail, mountains in the Ptolemaic style, stipple engraved seas and many place names. Asiae I shows all of Turkey including part of the Black Sea, and extending to show parts of Crete, Cyprus and Syria. Africae IIII shows the continent to well below the equator and shows the Nile originating from two lakes in the Mountains of the Moon. On a full sheet with Italian text both sides.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/29/2004

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