11 Geografia cioè descrittione universale della Terra Ptolemy


Description: Geografia cioè descrittione universale della Terra Partita in due volumi,…

Artist Ptolemy/Giovanni Magini (1555-1617)
Giovanni Antonio Magini was an italian astronomer, astrologer, cartographer and mathematician. In 1592 he issued "De Planis Triangulis" by describing the Quadrant. Magini also maufactured an atlas of Italy which has been issued by his son in 1620. The moon craterMagnius was named after Magini. Claudius Ptolemy ( arround 100- 160 a.C.) Geographia, gives a list of geographic coordinates of spherical longitude and latitude of almost ten thousand point locations on the earth surface, as they were known at his times. The list is organized in Tabulae which cor- respond to specific regions of the three known continents at that time, Africa, Asia and Europe. Research on Ptolemy’s Geographia has started at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the eighties, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on data re- lated to territories which are now under the sovereignty of the modern Greek state. The World of Ptolemy is classified in Regions, since each Chapter is referred to one of them, giving by this way the concept of Atlas as it is understood today.
Title Geografia cioè descrittione universale della Terra Partita in due volumi,…
Year d 1621
MAGINI, GIOVANNI ANTONIO. 1555-1617, ed. Geografia cioè descrittione universale della Terra partita in due volumi.... Padua: Paolo & Francesco Galignani, 1621-20.
2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. Separate title for part 2. With 63 half-page copper-engraved maps and one double-page map (supplied from 1596 edition) by Giralamo Porro, woodcuts in text. A clean and perfect copy overall.
Second edition of this Italian translation of Magini's Ptolemy, essentially an exact reprint of the 1598 edition. "The 63 copper-plate maps prepared for this edition, and engraved by Girolamo Porro, are on a smaller scale, and somewhat better executed than those in the editions of 1562"
Place of Publication Padua
Dimensions (cm) 30,5 x 20,5
Condition Perfect condition, Binding in leather
Coloring original colored
Technique Copper print
  • Number: 1011617
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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