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