Asia. JAPAN.


Magini, Giovanni Antonio.
No date. Ca. 1618.
Engraved map, outline handcolor, 5 x 6 1/2 inches on sheet 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, folded as issued. Faint soiling to lower margin (outside map area), pencil notation in right margin attributing map to Magini 1616 or 1618. The map was likely published on a larger sheet with text; blank verso. Overall very good condition. An exceptionally attractive and decorative map, showing the area from the Mediterranean to the Japanese Islands and from the Arctic Circle to an enormous New Guinea and coast of Terra...Australis on a Ptolemic projection, the whole enhanced by a stippled ocean. The mapping shows the lack of knowledge of the geography of the Japanese islands. Item #42106

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