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2009-03-11 08:16:52
PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (after 83 - ca 168 AD).
[Venice:] [Jacobius Pentius de Leucho], 1511. PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (after 83 - ca 168 AD). Liber Geographiae Cum Tabulis et Universali Figura et Cum Additione Locorum Quae a Recentioribus Reperta Sunt Diligenti Cura Emendatus et Impressus. [Venice:] [Jacobius Pentius de Leucho], 1511. Folio (16 3/8 x 11 inches).Title-page printed in red, text printed in red and black. 28 woodcut double-page engraved maps follow the text with the names of places in red (some light staining to inner gutter and outer corners, map 1 and 7 - Prima and Sexta Europe - shaved with some loss to lower degree borders, cordiform world map shaved at upper and lower margins affecting clouds and lettering at lower windhead, with a few small wormholes at centrefold and outer corners, the map apparently supplied from another copy at an early date). 18th-century vellum over paste-board (rebacked, lower cover torn without loss). Provenance: Contemporary annotations in Latin; purchased at Sotheby's 8th May, 2002, lot 203 The first Venetian edition of Ptolemy's Geography is a cartographical advancement of primary importance, being the first example of two color printing in western cartography, the first atlas to contain a cartographical representation of Japan, and only the second edition of the "Geography" to show the New World. The 1511 Ptolemy is unique among Italian editions, as it was printed with woodcuts, with the place names printed from type inserted into the block. A landmark edition of the "Geography", which broke new ground under the august editorship of Bernardus Sylvanus. The bold Sylvanus was una … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Aradernyc [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2008-10-16 08:24:27
Sylvanus, Bernardus
Venice: Jacobus Pentius de Leucho, 1511. THE FIRST CORDIFORM MAP AND ONLY THE SECOND WORLD MAP TO DEPICT AMERICA Folio, first Venetian edition, translated by Jacobus Angelus, edited by Bernardus Sylvanus of Eboli, title printed in red text (in double column) and 28 full-sheet woodcut maps printed in red and black, all but the last printed on both recto and verso, the last being the world map by Sylvanus, woodcut diagrams in the text, spaces for initials with guide letters. Nineteenth-century limp vellum, in modern cloth chemese and morocco-backed slipcase Provenance: Tross; Samuel Latham Mitchell Barlow, bookplate; long autograph inscription by Henry Harrisse (who acted as Barlow's bibliographical advisor) References: Lloyd Arnold Brown, The World Encompassed, exh. cat. (Baltimore, 1952), n. 55; Rodney W. Shirley, The Mapping of the World (London, 1983), n. 32. The celebrated 1511 edition of Ptolemy's Geography represents a major stride in the intertwined histories of cartography and of printing technology. Bernardus Sylvanus was one of the first to produce a version of the Geography that sought to bring Ptolemy up to date rather than simply to reconstruct the ancient scholars maps. His Venice edition of Ptolemy was, therefore, the first to sound a rallying cry that would ultimately inspire later mapmakers to bring the science of cartography into the modern era. Sylvanus's version consists of twenty-eight maps as opposed to the canonical twenty-seven described by Ptolemy, the additional item being his "modern" representation of the world. The maps are among the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries
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