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'[Geographia] Claudii Pto lemaei Geo graphicae Enarrationis Libri Octo Bilibaldo Pirckheym hero Interprete...'; a geographical book with text by Claudius Ptolemaeus, translated from Greek to Latin by Willibald Pirckheimer, published in Strassburg in 1525, containing woodcut illustrations, diagrams, maps, title- and text-borders composed of decorative blocks; with a woodcut by Albrecht Dürer (folio 69 verso), depicting a armillary sphere surrounded by the twelve winds. 1525
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Diameter: 267 millimetres (armillary sphere)
- Curator's comments
- The colophon reads : Argentoragi, Iohannes Grieningerus, communibus Iohannis Koberger impensis excudebat. Anno ....M.D.XXV. It seems that this book was published in Strassburg (Johannes Gründiger), however Paisey mentions also Nuremberg as publication place. This aspect needs to be clarified.
The book contains 50 large woodcut maps, which are apparently the same as in a previous edition of 1522.
According to Paisey, some of the borders are by Hans Wechtlin, some by Franz Gerster.
The last map is signed with LF 1522 (Laurentius Frisius).
This book contains the book-plate of W Mitchell, and it has MS notes, some in French.
Paisey (BM cat. 2002), no.327
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Geographicae ennerationis libri octo (reproduction of illustration)
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- Acquisition notes
- Formerly in the library of the Royal Society, sold in the Quaritch sale of 1873.
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