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Auction 99, Lot 605

"Geographiae Universae Tum Veteris, Tum Novae Absolutissimum… Inquorum priore habentur Cl. Ptolemaei Pelusiensis", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1597 (published)


Color: Black & White

7.5 x 9.3 inches
19.1 x 23.6 cm

Second edition of Magini's Ptolemy published by Petrus Keschedt. Two parts in one quarto volume. Rebacked with contemporary quarter vellum and marbled paperboards. Two title pages, twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps and thirty-five modern maps. Includes three world maps (Ptolemai Typus, Universi Orbis Descriptio, and Universi Orbis Descriptio ad Vsum Navigantium) and a fine map of the Americas. All finely engraved in the Italian style with stippled seas. $5,500 RESERVE.

References: Phillips (A) #404.

Condition: B

Overall age toning throughout. Maps all with crisp impressions and overall good to very good. A few pencil notations, more extensive on Tabula Africa III. Vellum on spine is cracked with some loss on raised bands.

Estimate: $7,000 - $7,500

Sold for: $5,000

Closed on 6/12/2002