Magini, Giovanni Antonio

1598

Descrittione di Tutto'l Mondo, Secondo la prattica de' Marinari

Descrittione di Tutto'l Mondo, Secondo la prattica de' Marinari: Universi Orbis Descriptio ad Usum Navigantum

DESCRIPTION: Exquisitely-engraved small antique chart of the entire world by Tolomeo Magini executed in the style one would find in larger sea charts of the late 16th century, with rhumb lines. At the time the copperplate engraving was made the outlines of the continents were becoming more accurate. This chart reflects those cartographic achievements with the glaring exception of a large southern landmass "Terra Australis Nondum Cognita", which stretches from West to East at the chart bottom. Much finely engraved detail and calligraphy by Porro with stippling throughout all the world's oceans and seas.

5" x 7" engraving set in a larger sheet of Italian text measuring 8" x 12".

Verso contains text descriptions of Caribbean islands with large woodcut capitals. These descriptions include the islands of Jamaica (L' Isola Iamaica, o di S. Iacomo), Cuba (L' Isole Cuba, o Fernandina) and Canibalori (L'Isole de Canibalori, o de Caribi). Overall a very interesting piece. Chapter 35.

CREATOR: Magini, Giovanni Antonio

PUBLICATION DATE: 1598

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: World

BODY OF WATER: 

CONDITION: Very Good  No foxing, stains, or tears. On clean heavy cream-colored paper. Adequate margins all around.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: G. Porro

SIZE: 5 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 6

PRICE: $850


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