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Auction 154, Lot 47

"America", Magini and Porro

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1596 (published)

Publication: Geographiae Universae

Color: Black & White

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm
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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. Anian and Quivira appear on North America's bulbous western coast. Girolamo Porro engraved the map in 1596 for Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. On a full sheet of Italian text measuring 8.4 x 12.2".

References: Burden #93.

Condition: A

A dark, crisp impression with faint printer's ink residue and minor show-through of text on verso. There is light scattered foxing outside the map image.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/16/2015