Auction 113, Lot 75

"America", Magini and Porro

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1596 (circa)

Publication: Geographiae Universae

Color: Black & White

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 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. Girolamo Porro engraved the map for Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geography. Printed on a full sheet with Italian text below the map.

References: Burden #93.

Condition: A

Fine sharp impression. Small stain and tiny tear in blank margins, not affecting text or map. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2005