Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae enarrationis libri octo. Sed ad Graeca & prisca exemplaria a Michaele Villanouano secundo recogniti & locis innumeris denuo castigati. Adiecta insuper ab eodem Scholia, quibus & difficilis ille Primus Liber nunc primum explicatur, & exoleta Urbium nomina ad nostri seculi morem exponuntur. Quinquaginta illae quoque cum veterum tum recentium Tabulae adnectuntur variisque incolentium ritus & mores explicantur. Accedit index locupletissimus hactenus non uisus. Prostant Lugduni Apud Hugonem a Porta. M.D.XLI. (1541) [cartographic material].
- Prostant Lugduni [Leiden] : Apud Hugonem a Porta, 1541.
- Vienne : Gaspar Trechsel, 1541.
- Physical description
- 1 atlas : 50 maps ; 41 x 28 cm
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The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials., The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials.
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- Second edition of Michael Servetus' Ptolemy 's Geographia utilising Lorenz Fries's woodcut maps, was published by Gaspar Trechsel in Vienna, in 1541 and sold by Hughes de la Porte in Lyons. This atlas is divided into three parts: First, the text comprising the new Latin translation by the humanist Wilibald Pirckheimer of the 1525 edition, which has been edited by Michael Servetus, for the first time for 1535 edition and the second time for this 1541 edition. The second part consists of 50 maps, comprising 27 Ptolemaic and 23 modern maps. The maps were printed from the same wooden blocks which were made for the first edition in 1522 by Lorenz Fries, the famous physician, astrologer and geographer, many with descriptive text on recto and verso. With half title index before or after the maps varies. A special feature of the 1541 edition is the missing text on verso of some modern maps. This is due to the action of Calvinism, especially since the text on verso of the Holy Land map provoked controversy. The third and final part consists of a comprehensive index. Many of the first three editions were burned, which led Servetus to abdicate on some text on the map versos. Maps Showing rivers, canals, waterways, place names, fortifications, and administrative boundaries. Relief shown pictorially. Some maps drawn in a trapezoidal projection.
- References: Mickwitz, Ann-Maria (& others) ed. The A.E. Nordenskiold Collection..., II, 211.
- World Atlas
- Pub list no.: 11325.000.
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