Ptolemy | Geographiae libri VIII, 1552
Ptolemy | Geographiae libri VIII, 1552
Ptolemy | Geographiae libri VIII, 1552
Ptolemy | Geographiae libri VIII, 1552
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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Ptolemy | Geographiae libri VIII, 1552

Estimate: 4,000 - 5,000 GBP

BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108

Ptolemy | Geographiae libri VIII, 1552

Estimate: 4,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:9,375GBP

Lot Details

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BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE EARLS OF HADDINGTON, LOTS 54-108


[PTOLEMAEUS, CLAUDIUS.

Geographiae libri VIII]. (Basel: Henricus Petrus, March 1552)


Folio (312 x 202mm.), 54 double-page woodcut maps, each map with a letterpress description within woodcut border, contemporary calf gilt, central diamond centerpiece in gilt and blind with foliate design within fillet borders in gilt and blind, the covers stamped with contemporary owner’s name later erased, lacks title, British Isles map torn, last leaf defective, a few maps cut close, binding somewhat worn, loss at head of spine


The fourth and last of Sebastian Münster’s editions of the Geographia.


LITERATURE:

Phillips, Atlases 552; Shirley, British Library T.PTOL-8e


PROVENANCE:

Gilbert Rule (1629-1701), principal of Edinburgh University; George Baillie (1664–1738), engraved armorial bookplate

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