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LOT 62402:

Ptolemy & Magini, pub. 1620 - 4 Maps of the Holy Land, Palestine, Persia, Turkey, Egypt

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Ptolemy & Magini, pub. 1620 - 4 Maps of the Holy Land, Palestine, Persia, Turkey, Egypt
This early map engraving is from Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) and Giovanni Antonio Magini's Geografia cioè Descrittione Universale della Terra Partita in due volumni, Nel Primo de' quali si contengono gli Otto Libri della Geographia di Cl. Tolome. The work was published in Padova by Paolo, & Francesco Galignani between 1620 and 1621. This is considered the second Italian edition from Magini. The maps were done by Girolamo Porro.

This work is considered a later published ediiton of Ptolemy (Ptolemaeus)’s Geographia. The work was considered one of the most influential cartographic accounts of the ancient world and served as inspiration for all Renaissance mapmakers. He compiled what was known of the world's geography in the Roman Empire during his time (circa 90-168 AD). Ptolemy was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet. The earliest known manuscripts of Geographia date to 1300 and was first printed in 1477.

Paper Size ~ 11 7/8" by 8 1/4"

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be some minor bleed through from text or image on verso. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.
~ 11 7/8" by 8 1/4"

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