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SOLD Scandia sive Regiones Septentrionales

SOLD Scandia sive Regiones Septentrionales

Code: 77196

  • SOLD
  • Date: 1597
  • Condition: AAA - light soiling
  • Colour: BW
  • Size (cm): 12.4 x 17.0 (excluding title)

Title: Scandia sive Regiones Septentrionales. Publication: Geographiae universae tum veteris, tum novae absolutissimum opus... Auctore eodem Io. Anto. Magino Patavino..., Cologne 1597, Petrus Keschedt.

An interesting map of Scandinavia and the North Atlantic. Of special note is the depiction of part of the east coast of North America (Labrador? / Newfoundland?). The sea is filled with numerous fictitious islands such as Frisland, St. Brendan, Brasil and Demar. Text on verso.

The map comes from a scarce pirate edition published by Petrus Keschedt in Cologne one year after the publication of Magini's original work. Ortelius informed Magini in November 1597 about this and the publication was stopped till 1608 when a new edition was issued by Keschedt. Although the map is based on Magini's 1596 Geographiae it is in fact a new plate. The Magini's 1596 edition of Geographiae was the first reduced size version of Mercator's atlas. This is the second.

Ref: Burden 98