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Ortelius, Abraham, 1527–1598

Abrahami Ortelii Antverpiani Synonymia geographica, sive Populorum, regionum, insularum, urbium, opidorum, montium, promontoriorum, silvarum, pontium, marium, sinuum, lacuum, paludum, fluviorum, fontium, &c. variae pro auctorum traditionibus, saeculorum intervallis, gentiúmque idiomatis & migrationibus, appellationes & nomina : opus non tantùm geographis, sed etiam historiae & poëseos studiosis vtile ac necessarium.

Additional Title(s):

Synonymia geographica

Thesaurus geographicus.

Antverpiae : Ex officina Christophori Plantini, architypographi regij, MDLXXVIII [1578]
Physical Description:
[8], 417, [3] pages ; 23 cm (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
G107.O78 A27 1578
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Later editions published as: Thesaurus geographicus.
Includes references to America in entries for "Atlantis insula" (p. 45), "India" (p. 175), "Oceanus Atlanticus" (p. 230-231) & "Ophir" (p. 235).
Signatures: [dagger]⁴ A-Z⁴ a-z⁴ 2A-2E⁴ 2F⁶.
Last page blank.
Errata statement on page [8].
Alden, J.E. European Americana, 578/61
Colophon on final leaf: "Antverpiae excudebat Christophorus Plantinus, architypographus regius, anno domini M.D. LXXVIII. prid. kal. Augusti."
BAC G107.O78 A27 1578: Bound in contemporary vellum. Autograph: Wm. Henderson. Bookplate: Thomas R. Taylor.
An alphabetical list of Latin place names with their locations, with an appended list of names in the vernacular with Latin forms.
Subject Terms:
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Henderson, William -- Autograph.
Names, Geographical -- Early works to 1800.
Taylor, Thomas R. -- Bookplate.
Plantin, Christophe, approximately 1520-1589, printer, publisher.

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