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Strabo, Straboni, Strabonis
1494 Strabo, De Situ Orbis (Geographica). Vercellesis, Venice. Strabonis, Geography. Incunable.
Joannis Vercellesis, Venice. Incunable 1494 edition of Strabo's ancient Geographica (circa 23 A.D.). This copy is missing the leaves up to xiii, but after that is complete (xiii to cl). Likely the 5th printed edition of this important work, this edition is dated "xxviii, Januarii", as the printer seems to have re-released the work in April (per OCLC 504875026, April edition added a title page) and May. The endpapers have an 18th century bibliography of works relating to Strabo, indicating when the book was bound. The binder bound in sixteen blank leaves, before page "xiii", likely to give someone space to write the first twelve leaves in manuscript; they remain blank. Page xiii, in this edition, is in the first book (of seventeen), about midway through; the mention of Aethiopiae classically relates to section 6 (of 23) in the first book. See wiki breakdown of sections for Geographica entry. About the Work - "Geography, is an encyclopedia of geographical knowledge, consisting of 17 'books', written in Greek by Strabo, an educated citizen of the Roman Empire of Greek descent. Geographica provides a valuable source of information on the ancient world, especially when this information is corroborated by other sources. He traveled extensively, as he says: 'Westward I have journeyed to the parts of Etruria opposite Sardinia; towards the south from the Euxine to the borders of Ethiopia; and perhaps not one of those who have written geographies has visited more places than I have between those limits.'" - Wikipedia Printed in Venice by Vercellensis, who was active first in Trevisio … [Click Below for Full Description]
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