PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (c.100-170). Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Tradotta di Greco nell'Idioma Volgare Italiano, da Girolamo Ruscelli, et hora nuovamente ampliata da Gioseffo Rosaccio. Venice: heirs of Melchior Sessa, 1599. 4 parts in one volume, 4° (240 x 186mm). Woodcut device on titles, initials and text-illustrations and 69 engraved double-page maps. (Minor marginal worming to 1.E3 and 1.G3, the latter with old paper repair, 2.A4 and 2.B2 more heavily wormed, occasional light stain affecting lower right-hand corner throughout, Tabvla Asiae II with tiny marginal stain, gatherings 3.A2 and 3.Aaa2 reinforced at gutter, 3.Bbb1 with small marginal old paper repair.) Later, possibly 18th-century, calf, gilt spine, speckled edges (extremities rubbed).
Fourth revised and augmented edition of Ruscelli's Ptolemy, with FIVE ENTIRELY NEW MAPS, INCLUDING ONE OF THE AMERICAS. Many of the other maps that previously appeared in the 1561, 1562, 1564 and 1574 editions are here found reworked with the addition of new toponyms and figures of ships, fishes, etc. This is the second issue of this edition, the BL possessing a copy with a title dated 1598. Adams P-2237; Sabin 66507.