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Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ptolemy; Jacopo D'Angelo; George Gemistus Plethon; Domizio Calderino; Arnold Pannartz; Augustus Frederick, Prince Duke of Sussex
|Notes:||Translated by Jacopo D'Angelo; edited, with emendations of George Gemistus Plethon, by Domizio Calderino.
Text in double columns except that on leaf [1v].
Each of the 27 maps appears on two separate leaves facing each other and printed on only one side. For detailed description of the maps, see Tony Campbell, The earliest printed maps 1472-1500, 1987, p.131.
Colophon: Nvmeros matematicos inexplicabile ferme terre astrorvmqve opus Clavdii Ptolemaei Alexandrini philosophi Geographiam Arnoldvs Bvckinck e Germania Rome tabvlis aeneis in pictvris formatam impressit. Sempiterno ingenii artificiiqve monvmento. Anno Dominici Natalis .M. CCCC. LXXVIII. VI. Idvs Octobris. Sedente Sixto .IIII. Pont. Max. anno eivs .VIII.
Signatures: [a-d⁸·¹⁰ e-g⁸ h¹⁰ i-o⁸ p⁶].
Collation from BM 15th cent.
In Lilly Library copy all leaves stubbed and those of the text decorated with binder's rolls at juncture of stubs and leaves; inner border of leaf [1v] in gold; leaf [2r] with four borders in gold and illuminated capital and decorations.
In Lilly Library copy leaves [27-36] are misbound between leaves  and .
Capital spaces, most with guide letters; all but one filled in red or blue.
In Lilly Library copy bookplate of the Duke of Sussex on inside front cover.
|Description:|| leaves (leaf  blank) :  diagrams (woodcut),  maps (engraved) ; 45 cm. (fol.)|