UNIVERSI ORBIS DESCRIPTIO.

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Giovanni Magini

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Universi Orbis Descriptio.

Copper plate engraving, 1596
Image size 5 1/8 x 7" (13.1 x 17.6 cm) plus margins.
Good condition save for two printer's creases along left edge. B/W.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 7206
Price: $750.00
Publisher :
A fine early miniature world map, based on Ortelius' oval projection map that was issued in 1570. Particularly notable are the large landmasses of Terra Incognita and Terra Australis at each pole, and South America's bulging western coastline. Land regions, cities, and islands are labeled, and mountains, forests, rivers, and other topographical features appear in the continents. The map is surrounded by six wind-heads. Latin text on verso. Maps

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