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Auction 154, Lot 632

"Asia", Magini and Porro

Subject: Asia

Period: 1597 (circa)


Color: Black & White

6.8 x 4.9 inches
17.3 x 12.4 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 originally engraved this map for Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geography, which was first published in 1597. On a full sheet of Italian text measuring 8.4 x 12.1".

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

Condition: A+

A crisp, dark impression on a clean sheet with minor printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/16/2015