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Ptolemy, active 2nd century

In hoc opere haec continentur Geographiae Cl. Ptolemaei a plurimis uiris utriusq[ue] linguae doctiss. eme[n]data, & cu[m] archetypo Graeco ab ipsis collata / schemata cu[m] demonstrationibus suis correcta a Marco Beneuentano ... & Ioanne Cotta ... ; figura de proiectione spherae in plano quae in libro octauo desiderabatur ab ipsis no[n]dum instaurata sed fere ad inuenta eius. n. uestigia in nullo etiam Graeco codice extabant ; maxima quantitas dier[um] ciuitatu[m], & distantiae locor[um] ab Alexa[n]dria Aegypti cuiusq[ue] ciuitatis quae in alijs codicibus no[n] erant ; planisphaerium Cl. Ptolemaei recognitu[m] & diligentiss. emendatum a Marco Benuentano ... ; noua orbis descriptio ac nuoa oceani nauigatio qua Lisbona ad Indicu[m] peruenitur pelagus Marco Benuentano ... aedita ; noua & uniuersalior orbis tabula Ioa[n]. Ruysch ... elaborata ; sex tabulae nouiter confectae uidelicet Liuoniae, Hyspaniae, Galliae, Germaniae, Italiae, & Iudeae.

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In hoc opere haec continentvr Geographiae Cl. Ptolemaei a plurimis uiris utriusq[ue] linguae doctiss. eme[n]data, & cu[m] archetypo Graeco ab ipsis collata

Geographia. Latin

Rome : Impressum per Bernardinu[m] Venetu[m] de Vitalibus : Expe[n]sis Eua[n]gelista Tosino Brixiano Bibliopola, anno Virginei partus 1508.
Physical Description:
[284] p., [68] leaves of plates : ill., maps (woodcuts) ; 45 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Atlas 70 (Folio A)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"A reissue of the preceding edition, with a new title-page, and the addition of the "orbis nuoua descriptio" of Beneventanus in fourteen leaves, and Ruysch's map of the world"--Sabin.
Publisher from colophon; colophon dated 1507.
Signatures: A-C⁸ D-E⁶ F-O⁸, a⁶ b⁸, 2A-2B⁸ 2C⁴.
Includes 34 maps on double leaves; second state of Ruysch map.
LC Rosenwald Collection copy has ink inscription on front free endpaper: Walter Bowman; lengthy ms. notes in ink at end; bound in contemporary red-brown calf binding, with medallions showing Ptolemaeus in the center of the front and back covers; clasps wanting.
List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 357
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 66476
Thacher, II, p. 42 (Americana)
Subject Terms:
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Early works.
Marcus, de Benevento.
Cotta, Giovanni, 1480 or 1482-1510.
D'Angelo, Jacopo.
Ruysch, Johannes, -1533.
John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress)
Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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