Auction 146, Lot 386

"Europa", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Europe

Period: 1608 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universae tum Veteris tum Novae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.9 x 5.3 inches
17.5 x 13.5 cm

This small map of Europe contains good detail for its size. There are numerous place names along with rivers and mountains depicted. The map extends to include Iceland and Greenland, the latter of which is shown very close to the northern coast of Norway. This example was published in the unauthorized reissue of Magini's atlas, which was published by Petrus Keschedt with re-engraved plates. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Watermarked paper with some printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/4/2013

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