Old coloured map of the American continent. Printed in Cologne by Matthias Quad in 1604.

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Beautiful original old hand coloured copper engraved map of America. Based on Giovanni d'Anian's Map of America from 1582. Compared to the Western Hemisphere map from Ortelius, Magini includes mountains in the large Southern continent but the bulge West coast of South America is the same. From the 1604 Cologne edition of "Enchiridion cosmographicum" by Matthias Quad.


CartographerGiovanni Antonio Magini
Publisher, YearMatthias Quad, Cologne, 1604
Plate Size13.5 x 17.0 cm (5.3 x 6.7 inches)
Sheet Size14.5 x 19.5 cm (5.7 x 7.7 inches)
ReferenceBurden 97


Minor soiling in margin and some brown spotting. Otherwise fine.


Giovanni Antonio Magini, born 1555 in Padua, was Professor for Astronomy, Astrology and Mathematics at the University of Bologna. He was the first Italian publishing an Atlas of his own country. He also prepared a new edition of the Geographia of Ptolemy, which was first published in 1596. The maps have been engraved by Girolamo Porro. He died 1617 in Bologna.

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Old coloured map of the American continent. Printed in Cologne by Matthias Quad in 1604.

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