Beautiful original old hand coloured copper engraved map of Asia. With an unusual shape of Japan and a small part of the American continent east of Japan. From the 1604 Cologne edition of "Enchiridion cosmographicum" by Matthias Quad.
Minor soiling in margin, some age spotting, minor tear in upper margin backed. Overall 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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Giovanni Antonio Magini: Asia.
Old coloured map of the Asian continent. Printed in Cologne by Matthias Quad in 1604.
Asian Continent - Magini, Giovanni Antonio - Asia