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Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius
IN SOMNIUM SCIPIONIS EXPOSITIO. SATURNALIA. VENICE: PHILIPPUS PINCIUS, 29 OCTOBER 1500
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
72
Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius
IN SOMNIUM SCIPIONIS EXPOSITIO. SATURNALIA. VENICE: PHILIPPUS PINCIUS, 29 OCTOBER 1500
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Macrobius, Aurelius Theodosius
IN SOMNIUM SCIPIONIS EXPOSITIO. SATURNALIA. VENICE: PHILIPPUS PINCIUS, 29 OCTOBER 1500
Chancery folio (313 x 213mm.), 122 leaves, a–f A–N6 O8, 45 lines plus headline, roman type with some sections in Greek, one white-on-black woodcut initial, 3- to 9-line initial spaces (some with printed guides), woodcut diagrams, woodcut map, early annotations in a fine humanist hand, old reused vellum with printed waste in binding, occasional light foxing or browning, a few small marginal tears
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Provenance

Petrus Vasquies (Vasquez), inscription on rear flyleaf, stating that he bought this book for 4 and a half nummi in Alcalá in 1516, the year in which the founder of the Complutensian College, Cardinal Francisco Ximenes, died (though he died in 1517)

Literature

Goff M13; HC 10430; BMC v 499; BSB-Ink M-5; Bod-inc M-005; GW M19705; Campbell, Earliest Printed Maps 90; Klebs 638.5; Sander 4075

Catalogue Note

The woodcut map was copied (inaccurately) from the 1483 Brescia edition of Macrobius, so east and west have been reversed and some of the names have been omitted.

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