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TURRINI, Giovanni

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Place Published: Venice
Publisher: Giovanni Turrini
Date Published: 1655

Description: Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 3 x 4.25".

Comments: This miniature map of the western hemisphere belongs to a period of great cartographic interest in the early-to-mid 17th century. Conscious of the great popularity of Abraham Ortelius's miniature atlas, which the famous cartographer first published in 1577, Giovanni Turrini produced a now-rare Italian version of the atlas, "Il Teatro del Mondo," in which this map was included. Although Ortelius had since published revised editions of his famous world map from 1570, correcting the large bulge in South America among other errors, Turrini chose to use the original for publication in his Italian atlas. The result is a map that demonstrates the rapid pace at which discoveries were being made in the late 16th century. The map is in good condition. Narrow bottom margin with chip along the bottom edge of the map affecting caption. Italian text on verso. Giovanni Turrini was an Italian publisher based in Venice. Scarce.

Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 243803


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