Territorio di Orvieto.

MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio

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Place Published: Bologna
Publisher: Sebastiano Bononi
Date Published: 1620

Description: Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13 7/8" x 17 5/8".

Comments: Beautifully detailed map of Orvieto in Umbria. Shows Lake Bolsena and features ornate cartouches. Minor toning to centerfold and a small 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
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 220187

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By This Author: MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio
By This Publisher: Sebastiano Bononi
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