Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden​
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
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For this new edition of Ptolemy’s ‘Geography’ edited by Giovanni Antonio Magini, a noted geographer from Padua, this double hemispheric world map was engraved. it is neatly engraved by Girolamo Porro derived from the Rumold Mercator map of 1587. A tremendous amount of detail has been included with magnificent detailed engraving. The atlas contains the 27 Ptolemaic plates and a further 36 modern maps of the world. The work is often found lacking this initial Mercator world map. Provenance: The Map House 1973; private collection of Rodney Shirley. Nordenskiöld (1979) no. 223; Nordenskiöld (1889) p. 27; Phillips (1909-) no. 436; Sabin (1868) no. 66508; Shirley ‘world’ 194; Shirley ‘Atlases in the British Library’ T.Ptol 12a; Wagner (1937) no. 186.
MERCATOR, Rumold – MAGINI, Giovanni

Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio

Venice, 1596
160 x 245 mm., in outline colour, with light foxmark to right, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9480


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