Lot 6097: GOSSELLIN M., “Geographie des Grecs analysee; ou les systemes d’Eratosthenes, de Strabon et de Ptolemee compares entre eux et avec nos connoissances modernes…”, Paris, Didot L’Aine, 1790. Large quarto

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Description: GOSSELLIN M., “Geographie des Grecs analysee; ou les systemes d’Eratosthenes, de Strabon et de Ptolemee compares entre eux et avec nos connoissances modernes…”, Paris, Didot L’Aine, 1790. Large quarto (22x29cm), pp.[4],148,[16],xxvii,[4]+10 folding world maps. An analysis of the geographical knowledge of the ancient Greeks undertaken by Gossellin for a contest set by the French Academie Royale des Inscriptions. The ten folding maps are particularly interesting for comparing and contrasting the geographical ideas of the major ancient geographers. Full leather, paneled gilt boards with wear along extremities and joints. Light waterstain throughout, occasional spotting.
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