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MAGINI,G.A./ PORRO,G. - Turcici Imperii Descriptio.

MAGINI,G.A./ PORRO,G. - Turcici Imperii Descriptio.
Turcici Imperii Descriptio. - MAGINI,G.A./ PORRO,G.
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Title : Turcici Imperii Descriptio..
Map maker : MAGINI,G.A./ PORRO,G..
Date : Venice, 1598.
Size : 4.9 x 6.7 inches. / 12.5 x 17.1 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :A map depicting the Turkish Empire, with the Arabian Peninsular at its center. Taken from the 1598 Italian printing of Giovanni Antonio Magini's edition of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia. The map extent of the empire is from Northern Africa and the eastern end of the Mediterranean across Turkey, the Holy Land and Arabia.
Curiously, the Caspian Sea has been strangely charted, replicating the map produced by Ortelius of the same region.

Girolamo Porro (ca. 1520-1604) was an Italian engraver who was active in Venice and his native Padua, working predominantly as a map engraver for Tommaso Porcacchi, and Girolamo Ruscelli.

Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1615) was an Italian cartographer, scientist and the chair of mathematics at the University of Bologna.
Condition : In excellent condition. Italian text below and to verso. Good margins, dark impression. Sheet size: 292 x 200 mm.

ID: 40515

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