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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.
Alternate Title(s):
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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"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.
Phillips 357
Sabin 66476
Thacher, II, p. 42 (Americana)
Exhibition History:
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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 -- 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)
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