Auction 111, Lot 55

"America", Magini and Porro

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1597 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universae

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 4.9 inches
16.8 x 12.4 cm

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. The 1597 edition was printed by Petrus Keschedt.

References: Burden #97.

Condition: A

Lightly toned with one small unobtrusive spot. Some worming at paper edges, well away from map. Remnants of linen hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/8/2005