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Ptolemaeus, Claudius
LIBER GEOGRAPHIAE CUM TABULIS ET UNIVERSALI FIGURA ET CUM ADDITIONE LOCORUM QUAE A RECENTIORIBUS REPERTA SUNT. VENICE: JACOBUS PENTIUS DE LENCHO, 20 MARCH 1511
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230
Ptolemaeus, Claudius
LIBER GEOGRAPHIAE CUM TABULIS ET UNIVERSALI FIGURA ET CUM ADDITIONE LOCORUM QUAE A RECENTIORIBUS REPERTA SUNT. VENICE: JACOBUS PENTIUS DE LENCHO, 20 MARCH 1511
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon

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Ptolemaeus, Claudius
LIBER GEOGRAPHIAE CUM TABULIS ET UNIVERSALI FIGURA ET CUM ADDITIONE LOCORUM QUAE A RECENTIORIBUS REPERTA SUNT. VENICE: JACOBUS PENTIUS DE LENCHO, 20 MARCH 1511
Folio (430 x 295 mm), title printed in red, text in double columns, initial spaces, a few woodcut and typographic diagrams in text, suite of 28 full-sheet woodcut maps, later sheep, final map with seventeenth-century manuscript note, light spotting, marginal dust-soiling to title, a few small marginal wormholes, small tear to dedication leaf, binding refurbished with joints starting (slightly bowed)
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Provenance

Johannes Castani, Camphius (of Kampmann), 1675, signature on title; Russeaulx, signature on title

Literature

Phillips, Atlases 358; Shirley 31, 32; Sabin 66477; Stevens, Ptolemy 43; Adams P2218

Catalogue Note

FIRST VENETIAN EDITION, AND THE EARLIEST EXAMPLE IN ATLAS PRODUCTION OF TWO-COLOUR PRINTING. A TALL AND CRISP COPY. 

This edition translated by Jacobus Angelus and edited by Bernadus Sylvanus of Eboli.
The atlas is unique among Italian editions being printed from woodcuts, each map using two blocks; all place names are printed from type inserted in the block. Sylvanus amended Ptolemy’s maps to take account of modern discoveries and the cordiform map of the `modern’ world is the earliest of its kind, and only the second map in an edition to show America; it is the first western printed map to indicate Japan [Shirley 32].

Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History Including the Library of Colin and Joan Deacon

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London