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Ptolemaeus, Cl. Alexandrini

Geographia Cl. Ptolemaei Alexandrini Olim a Bilibaldo Pirckheimherio translata, at nunc multis codicibus graecis...


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  • Venice
  • 1562
  • Book
  • 1562
  • Ptolemy atlas
  • 228 by 160mm (9 by 6 inches).
  • Sabin 66489; Phillips (Atlases) 372.
  • 16401
  • A very well internally preserved copy, throughout all engraved maps are in very good impressions on crisp excellent paper. Some of the maps, outside the image in the lower blank margins near the guards, with small worm holes in the paper. Contemporary vellum binding of the period, gilt letter-title on spine, the covers, spine and corners slightly worn, the front cover with soiling near the lower edge, else very good. 228 by 160mm (9 by 6 inches).

Article description

Article description

4to. Vellum binding. 4 unnum., 112 pp; 286 pp., 1 blank, 64 double page engraved maps, 32 unnumm. pp.; with woodcut printer's mark on title, ornamental woodcut initials, a few woodcut diagrams and as well tables in text. Illustrated with sixty-four double page fine engraved maps, throughout in strong and excellent impressions. A fine copy of this by Vincenzo Valgrisi in Venice 1562 published atlas, which is illustrated 27 Ptoemaic maps (with one ancient Ptolemy world map) and 37 so-called ,modern' maps (among them two world maps by by Gastaldi ,Orbis Descriptio' and ,Carta Marina Nuova Tavola'). Among the other modern maps are the revised version by Rucelli of the ,Zeno map' of the northern regions with depicting Groenland, Iceland and Norway. A highly interesting map for the exploration in the Northern Atlantic. Other maps depict Europe, Africa and Asia. Among them interesting maps of India, Thailand, Indonesia are included. The Americas are included with six double maps: Tierra Nueva (the Eastern Seaboard), Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova (Baja California with the gulf of Mexico), Tierra Nova (the South American continent), Brasil Nuova Tavola (Brazil), Isola Cuba Nova (Cuba) and Isola Spagnola Nova (Haiti).

Sabin 66489; Phillips (Atlases) 372.

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