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Auction 115, Lot 20

"Universi Orbis Descriptio ad Usum Navigantium", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: World

Period: 1713 (published)

Publication: Lasor a Varea's Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5 inches
17.8 x 12.7 cm

Small mariner's map based on Gerard Mercator's large world map of 1569. Magini has added a fanciful range of mountains to the huge southern continent. The map is crisscrossed by rhumb lines and the oceans are stipple engraved in the Italian style. On a full sheet of Latin text (9.5 x 14.2") with text above and below the map.

References: Shirley #196.

Condition: A

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/21/2006