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Ptolemaeus, Claudius
La Geografia. Nuouamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Girolamo Ruscelli, con Espositioni des medesimo, particolari di luogo in luogo, & uniuersali sopra tutto il libro, et sopra tutta la Geographia, o modo di far la descrittione di tutto il mondo.
Venedig, Valgrisi, 1561. 3 Teile in 1 Bd. 4 nn. Bll., 358 S., 1 Bl.; 28 Bll., 47 S., 24 Bll. mit einigen Textholzschnitten. 64 doppelblattgroßen Kupferkarten (mit Rückentext). Gr.-8°. Pgmt. der Zeit mit hs. Rückentitel (Gebrssprn.). "A new and important edition in Italian, with a new series of maps." (Stevens S. 50). - Erste Ausgabe der Übersetzung von Ptolemaeus` Geographie durch G. Ruscelli, gefolgt von einer Epositioni Ruscellis "sopra tutta la Geografia di Tolomeo" und einem Discorso universale von Giuseppe Moletto, "matematico". Neben den 27 ptolemaeischen Karten enthält das Werk 37 "moderne" Karten, darunter 3 Weltkarten (Shirley 109-111), von denen Orbis pictus die Welt erstmals in einem Atlas nicht in einzelnen, sondern in zwei miteinander verknüpften Hemisphären darstellt ("elegantly designed and engraved", Shirley 110), ferner 6 Karten zu Amerika (u. a. Burden 29 - 30) u. a. - " ... was followed in 1561 by his Italian translation of Ptolemy`s Geography. Its twenty-six ancient and thirty-six modern maps were drawn by Gastalldi and engraved by Giulio Sanuto. The work included Ruscelli`s commentary and a treatise on the practical fabrication of small globes by Galileo`s tutor and professor of applied mathemtics in Padua, Giuseppe Moletto. The verities of vision and representation are a recurrent theme in Ruscelli`s Ptolemaic commentary. Whishing to describe the whole earth on sphere or flat maps, Ptolemy had been obliged to use cartographic signs rather than mimetc images for cities, countries, and events. Ruscelli focuses on Ptolemy`s distinct mode of spatial repres … [Click Below for Full Description]
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