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Auction 190, Lot 54

"America", Magini and Porro

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Geografia

Color: Hand Color

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. This example comes from an edition published in either 1598 or 1621. On a sheet of Italian text measuring 7.8 x 11.3".

References: Burden #93; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #226-63.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with a few minor dampstains along the sheet's edges.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $475

Closed on 11/16/2022