Antique Maps by Giovanni Antonio Magini (*1555 - 1617)

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.
  • 1597 - Giovanni Antonio Magini

    Giovanni Antonio Magini:  Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra ... Nuovamente ... Rincontrati, & Corretti ......

    Giovanni Battista and Giorgio Galignani, Venice, 1597-98

    The first edition of Leonardo Cernoti's Italian translation of Ptolemy's Geografia based on the 1596 Latin edition of Magini published by G. B. & G. Galignani in 1597-98. The beautiful engraved...

    Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra ... Nuovamente ......
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    A 16th century Ptolemy Atlas with 64 engraved maps. Published by Battista and Galignani in Venice during the years 1597-98.

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  • 1604 - Giovanni Antonio Magini

    Giovanni Antonio Magini:  America

    Matthias Quad, Cologne, 1597 (1604)

    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...

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

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  • 1604 - Giovanni Antonio Magini

    Giovanni Antonio Magini:  Europa

    Matthias Quad, Cologne, 1597 (1604)

    Beautiful original old hand coloured copper engraved map of Europe. With the mythical island Brasil and Demar west of Ireland. From the 1604 Cologne edition of "Enchiridion cosmographicum" by...

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

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  • 1604 - Giovanni Antonio Magini

    Giovanni Antonio Magini:  Asia

    Matthias Quad, Cologne, 1597 (1604)

    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...

    Asia
    10581

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

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