1597/8 Antique Map DESCRITTIONE DELL EGITTO Nile Delta Egypt by Magini (G62). An original engraved map titled: DESCRITTIONE DELL EGITTO CON QUELLA DELLA TROGLODITICA SUA VICINA - AEGYPTUS. A fine map of the Nile Delta of Egypt. Girolamo Porro engraved the map in 1596 for Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. Which appeared in Ptolmey's'GEOGRAFIA CIOE DESCRITTIONE UNIVERSALE DELLA TERRA' and this being from the 1st Edition in Latin.
Excellent condition measuring approx 19.5cm x 28.5cm with later hand colour. Because of the rarity of these works, he is perhaps best known for this edition of Ptolemy, which met both with critical and commercial success, and was reprinted to 1621. Magini's edition (this being the 1st edition in Italian) is significant for the greatly expanded commentary to the maps that he added. Isole piu famose del Mondo. 1572, although his work is found in many illustrated books of the period.Porro was praised for the delicacy of his work, despite the handicap of poor vision in one eye. PRINTS MAPS HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS POSTAL HISTORY BOOKS POSTERS STAMPS POSTCARDS EPHEMERA And anything else that is considered Antique and made of Paper. ALL OF OUR ITEMS ARE ORIGINAL ANTIQUES - NOT MODERN COPIES. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "antiquepapercompany" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.