87
87
World--Pomponius Mela.
NOUVELLAE ETATI AD GEOGRAPHIE. [VENICE, 1482], 131 X 185MM., SMALL WOODCUT MAP OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD
Estimate
10,00015,000
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87
World--Pomponius Mela.
NOUVELLAE ETATI AD GEOGRAPHIE. [VENICE, 1482], 131 X 185MM., SMALL WOODCUT MAP OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD
Estimate
10,00015,000
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World--Pomponius Mela.
NOUVELLAE ETATI AD GEOGRAPHIE. [VENICE, 1482], 131 X 185MM., SMALL WOODCUT MAP OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD

Literature

Shirley 8; Campbell 91; Suarez, Shedding the Veil 7

Catalogue Note

"Ptolemaic maps reached a wider and more varied audience by their inclusion in books other than Ptolemy's Geographia. The first such cases were Pomponius Mela, and the Berlinghieri [see previous lot]. The simpler conical projection used in the 1478 Rome Ptolemy has here been combined with a 'modern' Scandinavia similar to that found in the Ulm world of 1482" (Suarez).

Pomponius Mela wrote a cosmographical treatise summarizing the geographical knowledge of the Ancient Greeks, which was first printed in 1471; this woodcut map appeared in the 1482 edition.

This is the first printed map to include new information about the Portuguese voyages into the Gulf of Guinea.

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