Principato Citra, olim Picentia
Place Published: Bologna
Publisher: Sebastiano Bononi
Date Published: 1620
Description: Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13 7/8" x 18.5".
Comments: Fantastic map of the Amalfi coast showing Naples, Capri, Salerno and the Gulf of Policastro. Features include ornate architectural cartouches and several ships in the stippled water. Minor staining to margins, a small original or early skinning south of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and a chip to bottom edge. Magini (1555-1617) was an Italian humanist and professor of astronomy. This rare map was published in his seminal work, "Italia", the first printed atlas of Italy. Although he had been compiling the atlas since 1594, Magini died before its publication. His son Fabio continued his efforts and the first edition was eventually printed by Sebastiano Bononi. For much of the 17th century "Italia" was hailed as the leading primary source of regional Italian maps and their continued use by notable mapmakers such as Blaeu and Ortelius sustained Magini's legend.Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Book ID: 220183