Page from Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617) Geografia cioe descrittione universale della terra partita in due volumi… published in Venice in 1598. The colored plate realized in etching shows on the left an elephant and a cartouche with a Latin inscription, on the right the map of Sri Lanka as pictured by Ptolemy. The plates in the volume were realized by Girolamo Porro, an engraver specialized in maps.
Plate title: ‘TABVLA ASIAE XII’
Page title: ‘TAVOLA DVODECIMA DELL’ASIA.’
The text below in letterpress gives a description of the island, providing the names with which it was known [i.e. Taproeana, Simondi, Salica, Zeila, Sumatra], geographical indications, and other amenities.
Handcolored etching on paper, with text in letterpress; plate mark: 135 x 176 mm, total: 300 x 205 mm; some light staining at bottom, otherwise in great condition.
Incl. BTW € 484,00
Excl. BTW € 400,00