Not quite as old as Silvanus’ map

Copper engraving by Willem Janszoon and Joan Blaeu, 1644 AD

This is a copper engraving by the Dutch artists Willem Janszoon and Joan Blaeu, based on Giovanni Antonio Magini’s original of 1598. Many thanks to Paolo Ferruzzi, who keeps this map in his Academy of Works of Art in Poggio.

Funnily enough, Silvanus’ map, though less elaborate, looks far more accurate to the modern eye.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *