Auction 149, Lot 619

"Asia", Magini and Porro

Subject: Asia

Period: 1617 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Cl. Ptolemaei…

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 5.1 inches
16.8 x 13 cm

This Italian map is based on Ortelius' map of the continent, with the exception of the addition of a strait dividing the southern portion of the Malay Peninsula. Girolamo Porro engraved this map for Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geography, which was first published in 1597. Latin text on verso.

References: Yeo #14; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8000:381.

Condition: A+

A nice impression with a couple of minor creases in left blank margin.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014