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Gorgeous example of Magini's map of the World, from his 1598 edition of Ptolemy. Magini's Ptolemy included 4 world maps, including an ancient world map, two classic Lafreri style maps and this modern double hemisphere world map, based upon Mercator's World Map of 1569. The map includes a classical late 16th Century configuration of the World, including a Northwest Passage, unusual depiction of the North Pole, massive Terrae Australis, narrow passage between South America and Terrae Australis, bulging western portion of South America and unusual treatment of North America, to name but a few of its features. Some of the placenames mentioned by Marco Polo in Asia are present, as are several of the mythical islands of the Atlantic. A nice decorative example in an attractive (probably later) hand coloring. Wide margins. A nice example. Shirley 194.