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Number: 615
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1713
Title: Africa
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Language: Latin
Publish Origin: Padua
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Size Class.: Small
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Cartographer: Savoranella
Hieronymous Girolami Poro [Porro]
Giovanni Antonio Magini
Lasor
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Notes: Porro1596plate for 1713; This the Raphael Savonarola printing of Giovanni Magini's modern map of Africa, from his edition of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia. It is basically a slightly-reduced version of the D'Anania 1582 map of Africa, which in turn was modeled after Ortelius' 1570 map. The shape of Africa on the map is quite accurate for this period, and considerable geographical details along the African coasts are shown. Giovanni Magini (1555-1617), originally from Padua, was professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna. The finely-detailed copperplate for this map was engraved by Girolamo Porro of Padua (1550-1604). This Magini plate of Africa had an extremely long life. The map's last known appearance was in Raphael Savonarola's (or as he is commonly known, Lasor a Varea) Universus Terrarum Orbis Scriptorum, published in Padua in 1713. In this work, the map appears set within a page of text. Reference: Betz # 34. Betz, Richard L., with Penelope W. Betz. The Mapping of Africa: A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700
Last updated: Oct 22, 2013