Format Books
Contributors Ptolemy
Dates 1513
Location Earth
Language Latin
Subjects Earth
Claudii Ptolemei viri Alexandrini mathematice discipline philosophi doctissimi Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum archetypis castigatissime pressum, ceteris ante lucubratorum multo prestantius ...
Other Title
Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum archtypis castigatissime pressum, ceteris ante lucubratorum multo prestantius
Geographie opus novissima traductione e Grecorum archetypis castigatissime pressum, ceteris ante lucubratorum multo prestantius
Geographi[a]e opus nouissima traductione e Gr[a]ecorum archtypis castigatissime pressum, c[a]eteris ante lucubratorum multo pr[a]estantius
Contributor Names
Ptolemy, active 2nd century.
Created / Published
[Argentine] : Pressus hic Ptolemaeus Argentine vigilantissima castigatione/industraiq[ue] Ioannis Schotti urbis indigene, anno Christi Opt. Max. MDXIII Marcii XII . [12 Mar. 1513]
Subject Headings
-  Geography
-  Earth
-  Jacopo d'Angelo's Latin translation from the Greek of Ptolemy's Geographia.
-  "This edition was commenced by ... Martin Waltzemüller ... about the year 1505 ... Mathias Ringmann ... was also employed on the work. The modern maps were prepared by Waltzemüller, and most of them--perhaps all--engraved as early as 1507. The completion of the text, however, was delayed; and in 1508 all of the material passed into the hands of Jacobus Eszler and Georgius Ubelin ... who edited and finally published the work in 1513."--Sabin.
-  Imprint from colophon (N6b); date precedes printer statement.
-  Signatures: [A]² B-L⁶ M⁴ N⁶ a⁶ b⁴ c⁶.
-  Printed in double columns; 47 maps, 45 are double maps and 2 are single maps; the last map is printed in three colors.
-  The first two of the modern maps have interest as Americana. "The first ... includes an outline of the northeastern part of the South American continent ... the islands Isabella and Spagnola, and another fragmentary coast line ... The other ('Tabvla Terre Nove') is one of the earliest printed maps devoted entirely to the new world."--Sabin.
-  Adams P2219
-  Rosenwald 624
-  Sabin 66478
-  Phillips, 359
-  Thacher, II, p. 38 (Americana)
-  from t.p.: Pro prima parte continens 1. Cl. Ptolemei Geographiam per octo libros partitam/ad antiquitat[em] suam/integre & sine ulla corruptione. 2. Una cum collatione dictionum Grecarum e regione ad Latinas certissima graduum calculatione. 3. Registrationem item nouam regionum/praefecturarum/ciuitatum/fluminum/marium/lacuum/portuum/siluarum/oppidorum/villarum ac gentium/ad ordinem chartarum & columnarum singula certissimo monstrans indice. 4. Qua[e] breuis & doctissima Gregorij Lilij subsequitur instructio de Grecor[um] numerali supputatione/in traductione Greca res scitu aurea. 5. Tabularum dein auctoris vigintiseptem ordo hic est generale orbis iuxta description[em] Ptolomei una, Europe tabule decem, Aphrice tabule quattuor, Asie tabulae duodecim, est & una corporis spherici in plano iuxta fin[em] -- Pars secunda moderniorum lustratonum viginti tabulis/veluti supplementum quoddam antiquitatis obsolet/suo loco que vel abstrusa/vel erronea videbantur resolutissime pandit -- Adnexo ad finem tractatu sicuti lectu iucundissimo/ita & utilissimo de varijs moribus & ritibus gentium, eordundem q[uae] ac localium nomin[um] originibus -- Breuis continentia libri oppida/regna/lacus/montes/& equora/siluas/ac hominum mores hic Ptolemeus habet.
-  Includes index.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  LC copy lacks final blank leaf; maps are hand colored and hand colored initials in red and blue, with one illuminated initial. DLC
[2], 5-60, [32] leaves (last leaf blank), [92] leaves of plates : ill., maps (woodcuts) ; 45 cm. (fol.)
Call Number
G113 .P7 1513
G1005 1513 Copy 1 Lacks last blank leaf; armorial bookstamp dated 1587 inside front cover; in ink inside front cover: "Duplum Biblioth. regiae Monacensis" and in ink on t.p.: "Monasterij Schyrensis."
Thacher A825 Copy 1 Ms. notes in ink in the margins and the imprint is supplied in ink on the t.p.; an index in ms. in contemporary hand is written on the verso of the last printed leaf and recto of the last blank leaf; 4 blank leaves bound in between N6 and maps.
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 dcu
Digital Id
g3200m gct00262
g3200 rb000012
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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