1620 – G. A. Magini – Universi Orbis Descriptio


Title:                      “Universi Orbis Descriptio”


Fascinating oval projection of the World, by Italian geographer Giovanni Magini published in “Geografia cioe descrittione universale della terra” in Padua 1620. This particular world map used the oval projection popularized by Abraham Ortelius and follows that model very closely. Most notable are the large landmasses of Terra Incognita and Terra Australis at both poles. Six wind-heads are arranged above and below the map. Published by Giovanni Antonio Magini after Claudius Ptolemaeus, engraved by Paolo and Francesco Galignani Fratelli. Italian text on verso.

Cartographer:     Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555 – 1617)
Sheet size:           30 x 20 cm
Year:                     1620
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition! Slightly browned and waterstained paper.

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

This is a genuine antique map published in 1620 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

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