Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli. "Nuova Descrittione Dell'Isole Britannice". (England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland).
From Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra.
Venice: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli. 1598. Copper engraving 5 1/2 x 7. Sheet 11 5/8 x 8. Hand color. Very good condition.Born in Padua and educated in Bologna, Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617) was a mathematician, cartographer and astronomer. In 1596 in Cologne he published a Latin translation of Ptolemy's Geographia. This page is from the first edition of Magini's work in Italian, translated by Leonardo Cernotti and published in Venice by the Galignani Brothers.