Scandia, Sive Regiones Septentrionales.

MAGINI, Giovanni

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Place Published: Venice
Date Published: 1596

Description: Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 5.25" x 7".

Comments: Beautifully printed Ptolemaic style map of northern Europe, centered on Scandinavia. Includes part of North America, Greenland, Iceland, England and several fictional islands such as Frisland and Icaria. Latin text on verso. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world's geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. During the Renaissance revival of Greek and Roman works, "Geographia" was rediscovered by monks and based upon Ptolemy's detailed instructions, the maps were recreated. The first printed edition of "Geographia" with maps was published in Bologna in 1477. Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617) was from Padua, Italy. He was a mathematician and astronomer who edited a version of Ptolemy's "Geographica" in 1596 from which this map comes. Light scattered foxing.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 221269

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