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Claudii Ptolemaei Geographicae enarrationis libri octo / Bilibaldo Pirckeym hero interprete ; annotationes Ioannis de Regio Monte in errores commissos a Iacobo Angelo in translatione sua.
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Clavdii Ptolemaei Geographicae enarrationis libri octo Bilibaldo Pirckeym hero interprete

Geographicae enarrationis libri octo Bilibaldo Pirckeym hero interprete

Geographia. Latin
Argentoragi : Iohannes Grieningerus, communibus Iohannes Koberger impensis excudebat, Anno a Christi natiuitate MDXXV, tertio Kal[ends] Apriles [30 March 1525].
Physical Description:
1 atlas (82 leaves, [96] pages, [98] leaves of plates) : illustrations, maps ; 41 cm (folio)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 59
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ.
BEIN 1976 +325: Variant order of binding: index precedes maps. Autograph of Giovanni Battista Francino.
Willibald Pirckheimer's Latin translation, with annotations by Joannes Regiomontanus.
Imprint from colophon (Q8 recto); most copies have the misprint "Argentoragi."
Title within an architectural woodcut border.
Text printed in double columns; 49 of the 50 maps are numbered, printed on double leaves, and many have text on recto of initial leaf and some also have text on verso of final leaf; the final map is unnumbered and has no text. The maps, except for the "Quinta Asie Tabula" are from the same blocks as the 1522 edition.
Maps show pictorial relief.
Signatures: A-M⁶ N⁴ O-P⁶ Q⁸ a-e⁶ f⁴.
"Index Ptolemaei" has separate half title; binding practice as to placement of the Index before or after the maps varies.
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 66482
Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 47, 48, 49
Sanz, C. Geographia de Ptolomeo, pages 156-164
List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 362
Harrisse, H. Bibliotheca americana vetustissima, 117
Harrisse, H. Bibliotheca americana vetustissima (additions), 78
Stevens, H.N. Ptolemy's geography: a brief account of all the printed editions down to 1730, p. 47
Bibliotheca Americana: catalogue of the John Carter Brown Library in Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, I: p. 95
BAC Folio A 2023 59: Bound in contemporary calf over oak boards; rebacked.
Subject Terms:
Francino, Giovanni Battista, 1631-1698 -- Autograph.
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Geography, Ancient.
World atlases.
Pirckheimer, Willibald, 1470-1530, translator.
Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476, editor.
Grüninger, Johann, -1532?, publisher.
Koberger, Johann, approximately 1454-1543, printer.

  • (Map titles from head of map or from descriptive text on recto of outer forms of double maps)
  • 1. Tabula I Europae
  • 2. Tabula II Europae
  • 3. Tabula III Europae
  • 4. Tabula IIII Europae
  • 5. Tabula V Europae
  • 6. Tabula VI Europae
  • 7. Tabula VII Europae
  • 8. Tabula VIII Europae
  • 9. Tabula IX Europae
  • 10. Tabula X Europae
  • 11. Tabula I Aphricae
  • 12. Tabula II Aphricae
  • 13. Tabula III Aphricae
  • 14. Tabula IIII Aphricae
  • 15. Tabula I Asiae
  • 16. Tabula II Asiae
  • 17. Tabula III Asiae
  • 18. Tabula IIII Asiae
  • 19. Tabula V Asiae
  • 20. Tabula VI Asiae
  • 21. Tabula VII Asiae
  • 22. Tabula VIII Asiae
  • 23. Tabula IX Asiae
  • 24. Tabula X Asiae
  • 25. Tabula XI Asiae
  • 26. Tabula XII Asiae
  • [27]. [Generale Ptholemei]
  • 28. Oceani occide[n]talis seu terre noue tabula
  • 29. Tabula noua Hyberniae Angliae et Scotiae
  • 30. Tab[ula] mo[derna] Hispa[niae]
  • 31. Ta[bula] mo[derna] Galliae
  • 32. Tab[ula] mo[derna] Germa[niae]
  • 33. Tabu[la] moderna Hungariae, Poloniae, Russiae, Prussiae, et Valachiae
  • 34. Tab[ula] Norbegiae et Gotthiae
  • 36 [i.e. 35]. Tab[ula] mo[derna] Italiae Corsicae et Sardiniae
  • 36. Tab[ula] no[ua] Italiae
  • 37. Ta[bula] moder[na] Bossinae, Seruiae, Graeciae, et Sclauoniae. et primo de Graecia
  • 38. Tab[ula] mo[derna] primae partis Aphricae, et tabula secunde partis Aphricae
  • 39. Tab[ula] mo[derna] secundae partis Aphricae
  • 40. Tabula moder[na] Asiae Minoris
  • 41. Ta[bula] Ter[re] Sancte
  • 42. Tabula moder[na] Indiae orientalis
  • 43. Ta[bula] superioris Indiae et Tartariae Maioris
  • 44. Tab[ula] moderna Indiae
  • 45. Ta[bula] Here[mi] Helue[tiorum]
  • 46 and 47. Tabula noua prouinciae Rheni [with Lotharingia]
  • 48. Tabu[la] neoterica Cretae siue Candiae
  • 49. Tabula moder[na] Gronlandiae et Russiae
  • [50]. Orbis typus vniversalis iuxta hydrographorum traditionem. Exactissime depicta. 1522.

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