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2013-07-18 07:36:45
THOMAS AQUINAS
Venice: Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 1490. Hardcover. Featuring Manuscript Endleaves from ca. 1100, theOldest We've Ever Seen in an Incunabular Binding. 324 x 222 mm (12 3/4 x 8 3/4"). 200 unnumbered leaves (complete), with first, last, and leaf 194 blank. Double column, 60 lines, gothic type. Excellent contemporary blindstamped Northern Italian calf (perhaps from Venice or Milan), outer border of blind fillets with mitered corners, inner frame formed by a chain roll within triple fillets, this frame enclosing a large central panel dominated by a cross formed by repeated impressions of a diamond tool and with four small crosses composed of the same tool in the quadrants formed by the large cross, the background punctuated with small rosettes; raised bands, spine compartments with saltire of blind fillets, the same diamond and rosette tools decorating the quadrants, old paper label with ink year of publication, four original brass catches on lower cover (two along fore edge, one each at top and bottom), top clasp and rawhide thong intact (remnants of the other thongs present), FOUR PARTICULARLY FINE 12TH CENTURY VELLUM MANUSCRIPT FLYLEAVES (two at front and two at back), from a liturgical manuscript with early neumes in a fine Carolingian hand (see below). Vellum manuscript FLYLEAVES WITH EIGHT LARGE DECORATED INITIALS (most five- to seven-line, one 14-line) in elaborate vinestem designs in red infilled with yellow, blue, and green, ONE OF THE INITIALS CONTAINING A CHARMING DEER. Goff T-206; BMC V, 477. Small patch of leather missing from head of front board, exposing the w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-16 07:31:16
Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1490 27 November 1490. \\\ Median 2° (332 x 233mm). Collation: \Kp\k10 [i,ii]6 a-d8 e6 f-z8 \\m6 aa-tt8 vv6 A-B8 (\Kp\k1-2r blank, \Kp\k2v preface, large armorial woodcut, \Kp\k3r calendar, tables, \Kp\k10v computus woodcut dated 1490 and text, [i,ii]1r office of St. Stephen, Saturday office of Our Lady, a1r psalter, f1r proper of time and of saints, winter part, \\m6v blank, aa1r proper of saints, summer part, A1r common of saints, B8r colophon, printer's device, B7v-8 blank). 376 leaves (of 378, without first and final blanks). Printed in red and black, red printed first. Large woodcut with coats-of-arms of Öttingen, Schachner and the diocese of Passau printed in red, black and ochre and with the addition of blue by hand, half-page woodcut of a computus dial dated 1490, large Ratdolt device printed in red and black at end, woodcut black-on-white initials. 45 lines and headline, double column. (First and last leaf mounted with tissue on blank side, wormholes, foliation in headline occasionally shaved, narrow marginal reinforcements for index tabs.) Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, panelled with historiated rolls and stamps, title written on spine in 19/20th century (rubbed, wormed, repairs at spine and corners, new endpapers, two fore-edge clasps probably new in part); modern buff paper folding box. Provenance: birth dates added to calendar from 1522-1544 in a German hand -- 16-18th-century annotations -- Stift Mattsee, near Salzburg (stamp) -- [Ferdinand Baron von Neufforge (Versuch einer dt. Bibliothek als Spiegel … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-01-20 21:53:33
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition. Sheet size: 16 1/2 x 21 inches. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the Rome Ptolemy, showing nearly the entire Balkan Peninusula, including northern Greece, as well as the Bosphorus Strait with the location of Istanbul named.This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of Northern Greece and a number of other Balkan states, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae, or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia. The map embraces an area including Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, the northern Aegean, the Hellespont, the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul, and the western part of the Black Sea.The maps from the 1490 Rome Ptolemy were printed from the same plates as the first edition of 1478. It is believed by R.A. Skelton that the 1490 edition was issued "in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean," with Bartholemew Dias's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488.The 'Rome Ptolemy' maps occupy an extremely important place in the history of early printing, and the story of their genesis is most fascinating. It begins with Conrad Swenheym, who is widely thought to have been present at the birth of printing while an apprentice of Johann Guttenberg. After Mainz was sacked in 1462, Swenheym fled south to Italy and arrived at the Benedictine monastery of Subiaco, likely at the suggestion of the great humanist and cartographer Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa. In 1464-5, Swenheyn, i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-01-05 21:20:09
BARBIERI EDOARDO
2 voll. ril. in tela con sovr.ill. e cust. rigida, cm 29,5x21,5. Vol. 1: pp. 494 di t.. Vol. 2: tavv. 74 + 383 ill. della Bibbia del 1490 + 398 ill. della Bibbia del 1493 + 21 ill. della Bibbia del 1517.
Bookseller: Editoriale Umbra
2013-01-04 20:43:27
Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1490 27 November 1490. \\\ Median 2° (332 x 233mm). Collation: \Kp\k10 [i,ii]6 a-d8 e6 f-z8 \\m6 aa-tt8 vv6 A-B8 (\Kp\k1-2r blank, \Kp\k2v preface, large armorial woodcut, \Kp\k3r calendar, tables, \Kp\k10v computus woodcut dated 1490 and text, [i,ii]1r office of St. Stephen, Saturday office of Our Lady, a1r psalter, f1r proper of time and of saints, winter part, \\m6v blank, aa1r proper of saints, summer part, A1r common of saints, B8r colophon, printer's device, B7v-8 blank). 376 leaves (of 378, without first and final blanks). Printed in red and black, red printed first. Large woodcut with coats-of-arms of Öttingen, Schachner and the diocese of Passau printed in red, black and ochre and with the addition of blue by hand, half-page woodcut of a computus dial dated 1490, large Ratdolt device printed in red and black at end, woodcut black-on-white initials. 45 lines and headline, double column. (First and last leaf mounted with tissue on blank side, wormholes, foliation in headline occasionally shaved, narrow marginal reinforcements for index tabs.) Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, panelled with historiated rolls and stamps, title written on spine in 19/20th century (rubbed, wormed, repairs at spine and corners, new endpapers, two fore-edge clasps probably new in part); modern buff paper folding box. Provenance: birth dates added to calendar from 1522-1544 in a German hand -- 16-18th-century annotations -- Stift Mattsee, near Salzburg (stamp) -- [Ferdinand Baron von Neufforge (Versuch einer dt. Bibliothek als Spiegel … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-01-04 17:39:11
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-01-04 17:39:11
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2013-01-04 17:39:11
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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2012-12-23 14:41:53
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2012-12-23 14:41:53
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
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2012-07-21 00:21:13
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition. Sheet size: 16 1/2 x 21 inches. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the Rome Ptolemy, showing nearly the entire Balkan Peninusula, including northern Greece, as well as the Bosphorus Strait with the location of Istanbul named. This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of Northern Greece and a number of other Balkan states, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae, or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia. The map embraces an area including Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, the northern Aegean, the Hellespont, the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul, and the western part of the Black Sea. The maps from the 1490 Rome Ptolemy were printed from the same plates as the first edition of 1478. It is believed by R.A. Skelton that the 1490 edition was issued "in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean," with Bartholemew Dias's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488. The 'Rome Ptolemy' maps occupy an extremely important place in the history of early printing, and the story of their genesis is most fascinating. It begins with Conrad Swenheym, who is widely thought to have been present at the birth of printing while an apprentice of Johann Guttenberg. After Mainz was sacked in 1462, Swenheym fled south to Italy and arrived at the Benedictine monastery of Subiaco, likely at the suggestion of the great humanist and cartographer Cardinal Nicholas of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-07-01 13:35:11
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Editions Nilsson, Paris, No date. Softcover. Good. Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. 3 Box Set 1490-1920. 240 illustrated cards in 3 slipcases (4 books per slipcase). Illustrations clean and bright, light tanning around edges. Box 1, 1490-1975: Card covers tanned and 1/2" closed tear to one of the spine covers. Box 2, 1795-1900: Card covers lightly tanned, spines rubbed and lightly chipped. Floral design to spines. Box 3, 1900-1920: Card covers tanned. 1" closed tear to one of the spine covers. Floral design to spines. Slipcase 1: Previous owner's repair with clear tape (browned) around 5 edges. Bottom of slipcase come apart along edges. Bumped, rubbed and worn along corners and edges. Daisy design to pink slipcase. Slipcase 2: Previous owner's repairs to 3 edges with clear tape (browned). Previous sellers small label to side. Bumped, rubbed and worn along edges and corners. Sturdy yellow slipcase with floral design. Slipcase 3: Repairs to all edges with brown tape. Bumped and rubbed along corners and edges. Green and floral design to slipcase. Slipcase sturdy. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 502481..
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2012-06-25 13:30:19
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from expert repairs to left and right lower corners. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the 'Rome Ptolemy' This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of France and Belgium, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae , or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia .. The image embraces an areas extending from southern England down to the Mediterranean. France is shown traversed by major rivers, and curiously features an exaggerated mountain range linking the Pyrenees with the Alps. It is most fascinating as one of the last Classical-medieval maps of France and Belgium, before the advent of modern surveying techniques would dramatically modify the cartographic appearance of the region. As part of the 1490 'Rome Ptolemy', this map was printed from the same plates used for the first edition of 1478. R.A. Skelton stated that the 1490 edition was issued 'in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean', with Bartholemew Dias's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 (Skelton, p.X), and appropriately Christopher Columbus heavily annotated a copy of the 1478 edition. The 'Rome Ptolemy' maps occupy an extremely important place in the history of early printing, and the story of their genesis is most fascinating. It begins with Conrad Swenheym, who is widely thought to have been present at the birth of printing while an apprentice of Johann Guttenberg. After Mainz w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-17 04:46:56
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Copper-engraved map of the Balkans and the Adriatic, in very good condition apart from small repairs to the lower corners, an old repair to the lower blank area of the centre fold and some surface abrasions with a little loss to the centre fold. 16 1/8 x 22 inches. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the 'Rome Ptolemy' This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of the region embracing the Balkans, Albania and the Adriatic, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae, or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia. The image embraces modern day Albania, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, and most of the Adriatic Sea, including part of the opposing Italian coastline. This map is also fascinating as one of the last representations of the region to be published before the advent of modern surveying techniques that would dramatically modify the depiction of the region. Geographically, the depiction is somewhat curious, as the coastlines are quite abstracted from their true form, and the region's actual complex topography is simplified into a neat line of mountains. As part of the 1490 'Rome Ptolemy', this map was printed from the same plates used for the first edition of 1478. R.A. Skelton stated that the 1490 edition was issued 'in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean', with Bartholemew Dias's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 (Skelton, p.X) … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-06-09 04:29:23
ZHONG YANG WEN XIAN YAN JIU SHI KE YAN BU TU SHU GUAN
Phoenix Pub. Date :2011-10-01 version 1. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Pages Number: 1490 Publisher: Phoenix Pub. Date :2011-10-01 version 1. Comrade Deng Xiaoping's life is a great glorious. magnificent life. As a world famous great man Deng Xiaoping's experience with its extraordinary. unique charm. and extraordinary courage and boldness. conquered millions of people. In particular. he founded as the main founder of Deng Xiaoping Theory is Marxism of contemporary China. is guiding the socialist modernization. we realize the great rejuvenation of the glorious b... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.
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2012-06-01 15:15:39
Hieronymus, Saint
Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 1490. Part 1: 183 [of 184]; Part 2: 229 [of 230] leaves. [i iii]5 v4 a-p10 q-s8; v4 A10 B8 C-E10 F8 G12 GG2 H-Y10 Z9. Lacking first blank of Volume I and last blank of Volume II. 1 vols. Folio. 397 270 mm. Early (18th-c.?) vellum, marbled endpapers, edges stained red, covers with hand-drawn rules and central arabesque devices in ink. Upper joint split, but cords sound, covers soiled; first leaf soiled, first and last several leaves of both volumes with marginal waterstaining. A good, sturdy copy, lacking only the two blank leaves. Bookplate. Part 1: 183 [of 184]; Part 2: 229 [of 230] leaves. [i iii]5 v4 a-p10 q-s8; v4 A10 B8 C-E10 F8 G12 GG2 H-Y10 Z9. Lacking first blank of Volume I and last blank of Volume II. 1 vols. Folio. 397 270 mm. The Letters of St. Jerome, 1490. A fine, substantial edition of the voluminous letters of the fourth century scholar whose translation of the Bible from Hebrew into Latin became the received text of the Catholic Church. It has only appeared at auction in ABPC two times since 1975: once, disbound and lacking 10 leaves; and, in 1982, in a later leather binding with defective spine, "dampstained & wormed" with one leaf "scorched with loss of text". That copy nevertheless realized even then a price of over $1,000. The Preface and Table are by Theodorus de Lellis; the latter, usually found in the second volume, is bound in this copy immediately after the Preface. Goff H172; HC 8560*; BMC V 372; BSB-Ink H-251; GW 12432; ISTC No.: ih00172000
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [U.S.A.]
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2012-06-01 15:15:39
Hieronymus, Saint
Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 14 July 1490. Part 1: 183 [of 184]; Part 2: 229 [of 230] leaves. [i iii]5 v4 a-p10 q-s8; v4 A10 B8 C-E10 F8 G12 GG2 H-Y10 Z9. Lacking first blank of Volume I and last blank of Volume II. 1 vols. Folio. 397 270 mm. The Letters of St. Jerome, 1490. A fine, substantial edition of the voluminous letters of the fourth century scholar whose translation of the Bible from Hebrew into Latin became the received text of the Catholic Church. It has only appeared at auction in ABPC two times since 1975: once, disbound and lacking 10 leaves; and, in 1982, in a later leather binding with defective spine, "dampstained & wormed" with one leaf "scorched with loss of text". That copy nevertheless realized even then a price of over $1,000. The Preface and Table are by Theodorus de Lellis; the latter, usually found in the second volume, is bound in this copy immediately after the Preface. Goff H172; HC 8560*; BMC V 372; BSB-Ink H-251; GW 12432; ISTC No.: ih00172000. Early (18th-c.?) vellum, marbled endpapers, edges stained red, covers with hand-drawn rules and central arabesque devices in ink. Upper joint split, but cords sound, covers soiled; first leaf soiled, first and last several leaves of both volumes with marginal waterstaining. A good, sturdy copy, lacking only the two blank leaves. Bookplate.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]
2012-05-29 20:11:30
Augustinus, Aurelius
Basel, Amerbach Februar 1490. 45 cm. (268) Blatt mit 1 ganzseiteigem Holzschnitt auf Titelrückseite vom Meister des Haintz Narr. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit auf Holzdeckeln mit 2 Messingschließen und goldgepr. Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel - Goff A-1244 - Hain 2066 - GW 2888 - IDL 498 - Der Holzschnitt zeigt in der oberen Hälfte Augustinus am Schreibpult, in der unteren Hälfte die "Urbs Dei", von der "Urbs Satanae" durch einen Fluß getrennt. - Angebunden: Augustinus, Aurelius: De Trinitate. Basel, Amerbach, 1490. Folio-Format (86) Blatt Goff A-1345 - Hain-C. 2039 - GW 2928 - Madsen 430 Einband restauriert, Fehlstellen im Bezug passend ergänzt, Schließhaken entfernt, auf Titel von I alte Besitzeintragen und a. 1671, teils durchgestrichen, in I Blatt a3, a4, a6 und a7 durch zeitgen. Handschrift ersetzt, Blattränder stellenweise leicht fleckig bzw. Feuchtigkeitsränder. - Sprache / Language: Lateinisch / Latin -
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2012-05-18 16:34:37
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from a repair to the lower right corner, light old dampstain to centre fold. 16 1/8 x 22 inches. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the 'Rome Ptolemy' This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of Egypt and Libya ever produced, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae, or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia. This map depicts the Alexandrian Ptolemy's home region, taking in all of Egypt and the Nile Valley north from Meroë to the Delta on the Mediterranean. The image also takes in Cyrenia, now the Jebel Akhdar (Green Mountains) region of Libya. In between the finely engraved mountain ranges, the Nile Valley features the numerous historically important cities and sites of Roman Egypt. From the Nile Delta the coastline features a great deal of toponymic detail, while to the south, the Sahara is shown to be an enigmatic expanse of mountains and isolated oases. As part of the 1490 'Rome Ptolemy', this map was printed from the same plates used for the first edition of 1478. R.A. Skelton stated that the 1490 edition was issued 'in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean', with Bartholemew Dias's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 (Skelton, p.X), and appropriately Christopher Columbus heavily annotated a copy of the 1478 edition. The 'Rome Ptolemy' maps occupy an extremely important p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2012-04-08 08:35:11
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from a small marginal repair to the lower blank margin and a small rust-hole in the image area, rebacked centerfold, overall soiling. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the 'Rome Ptolemy' This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of the region embracing the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae , or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia .. This map is also fascinating as one of the last representations of the region to be published before triangulated surveys dramatically modified the depiction of the region in the sixteenth-century. The image takes in the vast area of 'Magna Germania', the heart of Europe, running north of the Alps and extending up into Scandinavia. As part of the 1490 'Rome Ptolemy', this map was printed from the same plates used for the first edition of 1478. R.A. Skelton stated that the 1490 edition was issued 'in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean', with Bartholemew Diaz's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 (Skelton, p.X), and appropriately Christopher Columbus heavily annotated a copy of the 1478 edition. The 'Rome Ptolemy' maps occupy an extremely important place in the history of early printing, and the story of their genesis is most fascinating. It begins with Conrad Swenheym, who is widely thought to have been present at the birth of printing while an apprentice of … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2010-05-02 13:51:24
LITURGIES. LATIN RITE. MISSALS
[Colophon on T9v:] Venice: Giovanni Battista Sessa, ‘1490’ [1493-1498]., 1498. 8vo. 176 x 120 mm. ff. [8], 280 [ie. 281], [1]. printed in in red & black throughout. roman type, title in gothic. 34 lines. 2 columns. Sessa’s cat and mouse device (Kristeller 289) printed in red on title, with a different device (Kristeller 288) at the end, also printed in red. woodcut initials & red-printed Lombards. musical notes on red printed staves. full-page woodcut of the Crucifixion on q4v. contemporary Venetian dark brown calf over thin wooden bds, blind-stamped side panels enclosing 2 gilt fleurons & gilt roundel with the Holy Monogram, spine compartments filled with blind diagonal intersecting triple fillets, two ornamental brass clasps with catches, edges gilt & gauffered (head & foot of spine worn away, a few minor abrasions elsewhere, small piece cut out & replaced from lower blank margin of title not affecting any printing, old stamp deleted from lower margin of penultimate leaf verso - marginal repair on recto, neat repairs to bottom margins of a few leaves, overall an excellent tall and fresh copy). in modern quarter calf felt-lined drop-back box. An elegantly produced small format Roman missal in its original Venetian binding: the gilt roundel with the Holy Monogram appears to be identical with that used on another liturgical book of the same period illustrated by De Marinis (No. 2199; repro. facing II, p. 120). For a discussion of the beautiful full-page woodcut of the Crucifixion, see Rivoli, Missels, p. 61, where a German influence is noted (cfSander). The co … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-07-10 16:57:44
PTOLEMY, Claudius
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Engraved map. Good condition apart from repairs to the centre fold and at the lower margin. 16 1/8 x 22 inches. An important early map of north western Africa, from an edition of Ptolemy's 'Cosmographia' containing some of the finest Ptolemaic plates ever produced This important map is from the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia:. It shows the majority of Morocco and Algeria, with Spain in outline to the north. All the maps are printed from the same plates as the Rome edition of 1478. 'The copper plates engraved at Rome ... [were] much superior in clarity and craftsmanship to those of the 1477 Bologna edition ... Many consider the Rome plates to be the finest Ptolemaic plates produced until Gerard Mercator engraved his classical world atlas in 1578' (Shirley p.2). Skelton echoes Shirley's sentiments: 'The superior craftsmanship of the engraved maps in the Rome edition, by comparison with those of the [1477] Bologna edition, is conspicuous and arresting. The cleanliness and precision with which the geographical details are drawn; the skill with which the elements of the map are arranged according to their significance, and the sensitive use of the burin in working the plates - these qualities ... seem to point to the hand of and experienced master, perhaps from North Italy' (Claudius Ptolomaeus Cosmographia Rome 1478, Amsterdam, 1966, p.VIII). A number of authorities have suggested an engraver from either Venice or Ferrara. In any event, the prints from these fine copper plates rank as som … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-07-10 16:57:44
PTOLEMY, Claudius
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Engraved map. Good condition apart from some marginal repairs and repairs to the centerfold. 16 1/8 x 22 inches. An important early map of Turkey, from an edition of Ptolemy's 'Cosmographia' containing some of the finest Ptolemaic plates ever produced This important map is from the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia:. It shows the whole of Asia Minor/Turkey, the Black Sea above, the Mediterranean below, with part of Cyprus in outline. All the maps are printed from the same plates as the Rome edition of 1478. 'The copper plates engraved at Rome ... [were] much superior in clarity and craftsmanship to those of the 1477 Bologna edition ... Many consider the Rome plates to be the finest Ptolemaic plates produced until Gerard Mercator engraved his classical world atlas in 1578' (Shirley p.2). Skelton echoes Shirley's sentiments: 'The superior craftsmanship of the engraved maps in the Rome edition, by comparison with those of the [1477] Bologna edition, is conspicuous and arresting. The cleanliness and precision with which the geographical details are drawn; the skill with which the elements of the map are arranged according to their significance, and the sensitive use of the burin in working the plates - these qualities ... seem to point to the hand of and experienced master, perhaps from North Italy' (Claudius Ptolomaeus Cosmographia Rome 1478, Amsterdam, 1966, p.VIII). A number of authorities have suggested an engraver from either Venice or Ferrara. In any event, the prints from these fine c … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2009-07-10 16:57:44
PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.)
[Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 November 1490]. Copper-engraved map, in very good condition apart from a repair to the lower right corner, light old dampstain to centre fold, centre fold expertly re-backed. 16 1/8 x 22 inches. A highly important and elegant map from the second edition of the 'Rome Ptolemy' This map is one of the earliest and most important printed maps of Crimea and the Caucasus ever produced, being one of the trapezoidal tabulae, or regional maps of the Classical world, contained in the 1490 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Cosmographia. The map embraces the Crimean peninsula, the eastern Black Sea and all of the Caucasus Mountains over into the Caspian Sea. It includes parts of modern Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran. The depiction of the region around the Crimea is geographically well assured, highly detailed with rivers and typonomic details, while the regions on the other side of the Caucasus Mountains are shown to have been something more of a mystery to the Classical mind. Finely engraved ribbons of mountain ranges flow through the centre of the image, marking the boundary between the European and Asian continents. As part of the 1490 'Rome Ptolemy', this map was printed from the same plates used for the first edition of 1478. R.A. Skelton stated that the 1490 edition was issued 'in response to the geographical curiosity aroused by the Portuguese entry into the Indian Ocean', with Bartholemew Diaz's rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 (Skelton, p.X), and, appropriately, Christopher Columbus heavi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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