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Giovanni Antonio Magini: Sardinia et Sicilia

Map: IT3352
 
Cartographer: Giovanni Antonio Magini
Title: Sardinia et Sicilia
Date: 1617
Published: Arnhem
Width: 7 inches / 18 cm
Height: 5 inches / 13 cm
Map ref: IT3352
Description:
This beautiful, miniature, copper-engraved map of Sicily and Sardinia was first published in Giovanni Magini's 1596 edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. It was drawn and engraved by Girolamo Porro with remarkable skill, while the book's Latin text was written and edited by Magini. The swash lettering and stipple sea are particularly fine. This example is from the 1617 Jansson edition. The copper-engraving is sharp and crisp, and the print impression is lovely and dark.

Latin verso text. [IT3352]