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PTOLEMY, Claudius (90-168 A.D.). - RUSCELLI, Girolamo (1505-1566, translator & editor)
La Geografia di Tolomeo nuovamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Ruscelli, con espositioni del medesimo o modo di far la descrittione di tutto il mondo Aggiuntovi un pieno discorso di M. Gioseppe Meleto
Venice: appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561. 3 parts in one volume, quarto. (9 x 6 1/8 inches). Letterpress general title and two section titles, 1p. errata at back. 64 double-page engraved maps (28 according to Ptolemaic geography including 1 world map, 36 'modern' maps including 2 world maps and 7 others relating to the Americas), 12 woodcut illustrations or diagrams, woodcut printer's device on titles, and verso of the third world map "Carta Marina nuova tavola" (minor staining at lower corners in the first part of the Geografia section, minor worming at inner margins touching the first few maps of the final part of the Geografia). Contemporary vellum over pasteboard. Housed in a modern black morocco-backed box, spine gilt Provenance: "R.D.M." (early ink stamps to title) Important first edition of Ruscelli's Italian translation of Ptolemy's Geographia, with the original maps superbly re-engraved and enlarged and with new maps added: a pleasing, unsophisticated copy in contemporary vellum. This "new and important edition" (Sabin) of Ptolemy also includes the first publication of Ruscelli's own Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali? sopra tutta la Geografia di Tolomeo. Con XXXVI. nuove tavole? cosi del mondo conosciuto dagli antichi, come del nuovo. Con la carta da navicare, & con piu alter, as well as a short work by Giuseppe Moleto Discorso Universale ? nel quale son raccolti, & dichiarati tutti i termini, & tutte le regole appartenenti alla Geografia. The maps are slightly enlarged versions of those of Jacopo Gastaldo (which had previously appeared in Mattioli's 1548 tra … [Click Below for Full Description]
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