1597 – G. A. Magini – Africa


Title:                      “Africa”

Very detailed copper engraved map of Africa. The shape of Africa on the map is quite accurate for this period, and considerable geographical details along the African coasts are shown. Issued by Claudius Ptolemaeus, edited by J.A. Magini, Cologne Keschedt 1597, taken from “Geographiae universe tum veteris, tum novae absolutissimum opus …” Second edition of the Magini Edition, the last significant Ptolemy adaptation. Latin text on verso.

Cartographer:     Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555 – 1617)
Sheet size:           23 x 17 cm
Year:                     1597
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition! Slightly browned and foxed. Paper with original map maker’s watermarks.

​Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!

This is a genuine antique map published in 1597 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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