Auction 111, Lot 555

"Tavola Settima dell Europa", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Mediterranean

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia

Color: Hand Color

6.7 x 5 inches
17 x 12.7 cm

Very finely engraved Ptolemaic chart detailing the sea surrounding Sardinia, Sicily and Malta. Fully engraved sea and many place names along the coastlines plus good detail in the interior. On a full sheet (8" x 11.7") of Italian text. On verso is a similar sized map titled "Tavola Ottava Dell' Europe" that shows central Europe from the Baltic to the Adriatic and Greece.


Condition: A

Lovely impression and full hand coloring. A couple marginal spots, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/8/2005