1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli’s translation in Italian of PTOLEMY’S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

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1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli's translation in Italian of PTOLEMY'S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps

The pictures below are an important part of the description. Therefore the pictures must be viewed carefully. Per gli acquirenti italiani. Se il pagamento sarà effettuato tramite bonifico bancario la spedizione sarà gratuita. La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuouamente tradotta di Greco in Italiano, da Girolamo Ruscelli. Vincenzo Valgrisi, Venice, 1561. In 4to (238 x 165mm). Modern binding in cardboard. 3 parts in one volume with 64 double page maps and several woodcut diagrams, illustrations and decorative initials: “La Geografia” by Ptolemy , Discorso Universale di M. Gioseppe Moleto mathematico” and Ruscelli’s “Espositioni et Introduttioni Universali. (4 leaves, 358 pages, 1 leaf), (47 pages, 1 blank page), (27 Ptolemaic double page maps with descriptions, showing the ancient world as Ptolemy knew it, including one world map), (28 leaves), (37 “modern” double page maps with descriptions, including two world maps) and (24 leaves, “Tavola de’ nomi”). Good conditions: Small light water-stains on first and last leaves. Some redness and some little stains. Marginal wormholes on few last leaves. (no loss of text). Maps in very good conditions. First edition of Ruscelli’s translation into Italian from Greek of Ptolemy’s Geographia. A new and important edition, with a new series of maps’ (Sabin). The maps in the present work are a larger versions based on those by Giacomo Gastaldi, first published in the edition of 1548. Ten of the maps relate to the Americas, including map XXXV, a revised version of the Zeno map of the Arctic, describing the journey of the author’s ancestors in the 1390s to Greenland, Iceland, the mythical islands of Frisland and Icaria, and what is now thought to be Newfoundland and Labrador. While Zeno shows Greenland connected to Norway, Ruscelli has updated the map by eliminating this land bridge. Other New World maps include the South American continent, Brazil, Central America and the Baja Peninsula, the eastern coast of North America, Cuba and Hispaniola. Stevens 50; Adams P-2235; Shirley, Mapping of the World, 109-111; Nodenskiöld 30. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world’s geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. During the Renaissance revival of Greek and Roman works, “Geographia” was rediscovered by monks and based upon Ptolemy’s detailed instructions, the maps were recreated. The first printed edition of “Geographia” with maps was published in Bologna in 1477. Ruscelli introduces several important innovations in this volume through his 37 “modern” maps, which cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the New World. Ruscelli includes a double hemisphere world map, which was the first of its kind to be used in an atlas, and “Carta Marina Nuova Tavola”, a rare sea chart of the world. He includes a revised version of the Zeno map of the Arctic, first published in 1558. A rare and exciting edition for any collector. The item “1561 -1ST ED- Ruscelli’s translation in Italian of PTOLEMY’S GEOGRAPHIA, 64 Maps” is in sale since Friday, August 18, 2017. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “the.lord.of.the.books” and is located in Abbiate Guazzone. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Special Attributes: 1st Edition
  • Subject: Illustrated
  • Topic: Atlases
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Year Printed: 1561
  • Place of Publication: Venice
  • Language: Italian
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • Region: Europe

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