16 November 2005
PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. Cosmographia [translated by Jacobus Angelus and edited by Nicolaus Germanus]. Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490.
2° (410 x 275mm). 45 leaves only (of 174), double column, 16 double-page engraved maps only (of 27). (Text and maps strengthened and restored, some affecting letters, several maps affected by excessive size, all on new guards.) Modern morocco backed wooden boards, ties.
The Rome edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, the second edition of Ptolemy with copper engraved maps. This copy has a selection of 16 maps including the World, Europa Tabula 1-10, Africae 1-4 and Asiae prima. Campbell pp.131-133; Shirley 4; Goff P-1086. The lot sold not subject to return.
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