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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius

Cosmographia. Rome, Petri de Turre, 1490. Folio (425 by 282mm), loose endpaper/initial blank on different paper, minor wormholes to first two gatherings, occasional minor staining to margins not affecting text, very occasional manuscript annotations in faded ink, 27 double-page engraved maps, minor staining to world map, some loss to right edge of ‘Quinta Asia Tabula’ not affecting printed area, ‘Sexta Asia Tabula’ with small closed tear to title, small open tear to right edge and some brown staining, some minor brown staining to ‘Decima Asia Tabula’, minor wormholes to final two gatherings. Contemporary calf decorated in blind with intricate roll tool borders enclosing central diamond with woven rope motif, clasps with cross straps replaced, some areas of repair including triangular area c50-60mm to upper cover and small area to lower left hand corner of lower cover, early paper label with manuscript lettering in iron gall ink. Collation: A8 (first leaf blank) B-C8, D6 (second leaf incorrectly signed D3), E6, a10 (first leaf blank), b-g8, h3 (lacking final blank leaf), 27 engraved maps, 2a8 (2a1r blank, 2a1v registrum super tractum de tribus orbis partibus, 2a2r-2c5r de locis ac mirabilibus mundi et primo de tribus orbis partibus), 2b8, 2c6 (lacking final blank leaf, 2c5r colophon: Hoc opus Ptholomei memorabile quidem et insigne exactissima diligentia castigatum iucondo quodam caractere impressum fuit et completum Rome anno a nativitate Domini .M.CCCC.LXXXX die .IV. Novembris. arte ac impensis Petri de Turre, 2c5v blank). Watermark: text leaves watermarked with a cross within a circle, maps watermarked with a cardinals hat.

Sachgebiete: Atlanten, Geographie

350000,- EUR

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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius

In hoc Operae haec continétur Geographia Cl. Ptholemaei a plurimis uiris utriusqß. linguae doctiss. emendata:& cum Archetypo graeco ab ipsis collata... Rome, [Colophon:] Explicat Planisphaerium Ptholemai recognitum diligentissime a Marco Beneventano Monacho Caelestinorum quod antea in multis etia antiquis exemplaribus latinus corruptissimum reperiebantur. Nec nõ Claudii Ptholemai a plurimis uiris utriusqß linguae doctiss. emendatu cum multis additionibus Rome Novitur impressum per Bernadinu Venetu de Vitalibus. Expesis Evagelista Tossino Brixiano Bibliopola. Impante Iulio II. Pont. Max Anno. III. Potificatus sui Die VIII. Septebr M.D.VII., 1507. Folio (403 by 275mm). 200 leaves, one of which is blank, comprising letterpress title, index, and text in double columns with 52 lines to a full column on 107 leaves, followed by one blank leaf, ornamental initials and woodcut diagrams in the text and full page woodcut "Sphaero in plano" on N1 recto, 6 leaves (of 14 of the “orbis nova descriptio” by Beneventanus normally found in the fourth (1508) edition), 34 double-page copper engraved maps on 68 leaves (one folding), and the treatise “De Locis” in 20 leaves, area of restoration to lower right corner of title, iron-gall ink marginalia (mainly confined to corrections on M8 recto and verso, and the addition of modern titles to the suite of 26 Ptolemaic “ancient” maps), relief shown pictorially, major toponyms underlined in manuscript in red ink on all maps (except that of the modern world), small area of early colour to relief in Arabian Peninsula on “Sexta Asiae”, “Quinta Europe” and “Sexta Europe” with old paper reinforcement on verso at centrefold, “Quarta Asiae”, “Duodecima et Vltima”, with small repaired tears to lower left and right margins respectively, six “modern maps” with old paper reinforcement to versos, “Tabula moderna Francie” trimmed into title at upper margin, “Tabula nova Italie” trimmed just into image at left margin, “Tabula moderna Polobiae, Ungarie, Boemie, Germanie, Russie, Lithuanie” trimmed into printed border at right, “Tabula Moderna Hispanie” trimmed into printed border at foot. Eighteenth century vellum, “C. Ptolom. Geog,” morocco lettering piece to flat spine, some restoration to outside corners of both covers. Collation: A-C8, D-E6, F-O8 (O8 blank), a6, 34 maps on 68 leaves, Aa-Bb8, Cc4 Watermark: Swan surmounted by a crown above a key (Briquet 12163). Countermark: T within a circle surmounted by a cross (Briquet 9134).

Sachgebiete: Atlanten, Geographie

582000,- EUR

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