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Strabonis Geographicorum lib. XVII. Olim, ut putatur, a Guarino Veronensi ac Gregorio Trifernate latinitate donati, iam denuo a Conrado Heresbachio LL. doctore, Principisque Iuliacensis consiliario ad fidem Graeci exemplaris authorumque, qui huc facere videbantur, recogniti, ac plerisque locis deintegro versi. Item Epitomae eorundem decem & septem de Geographia librorum, nunc primum de Graeco sermone in Latinum conversae, Hieronymo Gemusaeo, D. medico & philosopho interprete.
Basel (Basileae), Apud Ioan. Vualder, 1539. Folio. (LXXXVIII),549,(1 blank),(26 index) p. Calf 33 cm (Ref: VD16 S9347; Griechischer Geist aus Basler Pressen, 288; USTC 694729; Hoffmann 3,457/58; Ebert 21826; Adams S-1904; Graesse 6/1,506; Schweiger 1,304) (Details: Recently and expertly rebacked antique style: back with 6 raised bands & a morocco shield. Title with engraved architectural borders. Johann Walder's printer's mark on the title, it depicts a parrot sitting on an olive branch. On the verso of the last leaf a second version of this printer's mark, but bigger. Big woodcut initials at the beginning of the books) (Condition: Boards scratched and showing some small inkspots. Corners bumped & abraded. A few small wormholes in the leather of the upper board. A small stain on the title. Small wormhole in the blank outer margin of the first 24 leaves. 3 very small ink annotations. First & last leaves with a slight fold lengthwise. Woodcut bookplate the front pastedown. Old inscription on the verso of the front flyleaf) (Note: The Greek historian and geographer Strabo of Amaseia, 63 BC - ca. 20 AD, was like his example Polybius, an admirer of the Romans and their empire. He lived for some time in Rome and travelled over a great part of the known world. His historical work is lost. The greater part of his 17 books on geography however survived. He showed little interest in purely scientific matters, and more in moral lessons. The following table of content is borrowed from the OCD 2nd ed. p. 1017: 'Books 1-2: introductory. 1. Homer; Eratosthenes criticized. 2. Mathematical … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fragmenta Selecta [Netherlands]

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