Auction 110, Lot 734

"Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra Partita in duevolumi…", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1621 (dated)


Color: Black & White

9.5 x 12.2 inches
24.1 x 31 cm

This Italian edition of Ptolemy's Geographia was printed by the brothers Paolo and Francesco Galignani. Two parts in one, complete with sixty-four (64) copperplate maps, all skillfully engraved by Girolamo Porro. They are divided into the Ptolemaic maps (27) and 'modern' maps (37). Includes fine maps of the Americas (Burden #83), Asia (Yeo #14), Africa (Norwich #24), four world maps including the beautiful reduction of Rumold Mercator's world map (Shirley #193-196), and numerous other interesting maps. Part 1 - leaves: (2) (2), 1-62; Commentarii..…leaves: 21 (1); Contents: leaves (14). Part 2 - leaves: 1-212; (index) leaves: 30 (1). Small folio, rebound (20th century) in attractive quarter red leather with raised bands. Bookplate of Charles Edward Armstrong on inside front cover.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara, (Nordenskiold Vol. 2) #233; Phillips (A) #405; Sabin #66506.

Condition: A

Overall very good. Maps in fine condition with minor toning and scattered foxing in text. Binding with minor shelf wear.

Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000


Closed on 3/2/2005