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Mela, Pomponius, author.
Pomponij Mellae Cosmographi geographia : Prisciani quoq[ue] ex Dionysio Thessalonicensi de situ orbis interpretatio. Pomponij Mellae de orbis situ Liber primus. Prooemium.
Alternate Title(s):
Pomponii Mellae Cosmographi geographia
Cosmographi geographia
Interpretatio ex Dionysio de orbis situ
ISTC cites title as: Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.
De chorographia. Latin. 1482
Venetijs : Erhardus Ratdolt Auguste[n]sis impressit, .15. Calen[das] Augusti anno salutis nostr[ae] 1482 [18 July 1482]
Physical Description:
[96] pages : map ; 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G82 .M45 1482
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Caption title from leaf A2 recto; printed in red.
Imprint from colophon on leaf F8 recto, which reads in full: Pomponij Mell[ae] vna cu[m] prisciani ex Dionysio de orbis situ interpretatione finit. Erhardus Ratdolt Auguste[n]sis impressit Venetijs .15. Calen[das] Augusti Anno salutis nostr[ae] 1482. Laus deo.
Woodcut map with title "Nouellae etati ad geographie vmiculatos calles humano viro necessarios flores aspira[n]ti votu[m] b[e]n[e] mere[n]ti ponit" on leaf [A1] verso.
Signatures: A-F⁸ ($1-4 signed; A1 recto and F8 verso blank).
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, part V, 286
Essling, V. Etudes sur l'art de la gravure sur bois à Venise, 274
Hain, L. Repertorium bibliographicum, entry 11019
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, entry M34876
Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, entry M452
Incunabula short title catalogue, entry im00451000
Indice generale degli incunaboli delle biblioteche d'Italia, entry 6344
Nordenskiöld, N. Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography, p. 36
Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum, entry 4385
Pomponio Mela. Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis, Books 1-3: A2 recto -D6 recto.
"Prisciani cesariensis interpretatio ex Dionysio de orbis situ" on D6 verso-F8 recto.
Chancery quarto; printed in gothic letter; woodcut decorative initials; printed paragraph marks; Leaf A2 verso: 31 lines; area of text 138 x 94 mm.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in 20th-century vellum. Inscription on first leaf: "Magister Nicolaus Leopoldi Ex Insprugga" (i.e. Nicolaus Leopold, 1488-1535).
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Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27)

Subject Terms:
Geography, Ancient -- Early works to 1800.
Geography, Ancient -- Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Specimens.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Leopold, Nicolaus -- Autograph.
World maps.
Woodcuts -- 1482.
Dionysius, Periegetes. Orbis terrae descriptio. Latin. 1482.
Priscian, active approximately 500-530. Interpretatio ex Dionysio. 1482.
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