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MAFFEI, Giovanni

INDIARUM ORIENTALIUM OCCIDENTALIUMQVE DESCRIPTIO

[World Map]

Published: Cologne. 1588

Stock code: 59469

Price: £8,000

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World map, with large unexplored ‘Terra Australis’ and westward bulge to South America. Stippled sea with ships and sea monsters. ‘Giovanni Maffei’s account of the Portuguese accomplishments throughout India and the East. It was first published in Florence in 1588. A skilled engraver has copied Ortelius 1570 world map with a new title placed over the northern parts and with strapwork in the corners.’ (Shirley, Mapping of the World, entry 166, Plate 136)

Size: 260 x 490 mm. Copper engraving. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Original fold lines as issued. Some light discolouration along central fold.

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