CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY. LA GEOGRAPHIA. VENICE: 1548 (COLOPHON, 1547)
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- LA GEOGRAFIA, CON ALCUNI COMENTI & AGGIUNTE FATTEVI DA SEBASTIANO MUNSTERO, CON LE TAVOLE NON SOLAMENTE ANTICHE & MODERNE SOLITE DI STA(M)PARSI, MA ALTRE NUOVO AGGIUNTEVI DI JACOPO GASTALDO, RIDOTTA IN VOLGARE ITALIANO DA PIETRO ANDREA MATTIOLO. VENICE: G. B. PEDREZANO, 1548 
8vo (170 x 108 mm). Woodcut border to title, woodcuts in text including a woodcut of an astronomer, with 60 double-page engraved maps; map folds reinforced, but mostly good impressions, "Isla Cuba" with corrected map pasted over original, some intermittent minor spotting. Old stiff vellum with gilt morocco label.
Adams P-2234; Mortimer, Italian 404; Harrisse BAV 285; Streeter I.17; Phillips 369; Nordenskiöld 28; Karrow, Mapmakers of the 16th century, pp. 220ff; Burden 16 & 17; Shirley 87, 88, cf. 85; Borri 31, 32; Gole, S. India Within the Ganges, p. 47.
"the first atlas of the new world" (Nordenskiöld). The maps in this edition were designed by Giacomo Gastaldi. Most of the thirty-four maps of the modern world are entirely new, including seven relating to the Americas. Amongst these is Nueva Hispania tabula nova, showing the Mississippi and Florida area, which is the first separate printed map of the region. This small-format edition of Ptolemy was the most comprehensive world atlas before the publication of Ortelius's Theatrum in 1570. It is the first complete edition in Italian, following Berlinghieri’s verse paraphrase of 1482. Includes the landmark “Tierra Nueva” map of the North American coast from Florida to Labrador