- Date: 1597
- Condition: AAA - light soiling
- Colour: BW
- Size (cm): 12.8 x 17.3 (excluding title)
Universi Orbis Descriptio ad usum Navigantium
A mariner's map based on Gerard Mercator's large world map of 1569. The engraver has added a fanciful range of mountains on the southern continent. The map is crisscrossed by rhumb lines and the oceans are stipple engraved in the Italian style. 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: Shirley 204