1597 – G. A. Magini – Ptolemaei Typus


Title:                      “Ptolemaei Typus”

A Ptolemaic world map, following the standard classical format. Depicts the ancient world, including parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa with figurative title page on verso. 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.

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.

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


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity!

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