Auction 121, Lot 48

"[Windheads ]", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1608 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 4.8 inches
12.2 x 12.2 cm

An uncommon diagram showing twelve named windheads around a contemporary terrestrial projection of the earth. This was included in Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, first published in 1597. On a sheet of Latin text (6.1 x 8').


Condition: B+

A dark impression with a Latin manuscript phrase on the lower margin. Couple of spots on the left margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/26/2007