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Lot 20: Ptolemy. Cosmographia, 1490

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Ptolemy.  Cosmographia, 1490
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Description: Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus.) COSMOGRAPHIA. [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490.] Folio, 428 x 285mm, a2-c8 on shorter leaves measuring 411 x 275mm. Text portion only, lacking all maps. A2-C8, D6, E5, a2-10, b-g8, h3, 2a-2b8, 2c2-4. Lacks blanks A1, E6, a1, h4, 2c6, and lacks leaf A2 (provided in early manuscript), 2c1, and colophon 2c5. Modern 1/4 morocco over cloth boards. Contents generally clean overall though front section with faint damp-staining to front margin and some other spots of soiling in places (mostly marginal), some unobtrusive pin-hole worming in places, numerous marginal chips with tissue repairs (no loss of text), several leaves near front strengthened with tissue along front margin, leaves near front with small stains and repairs near gutter, a few instances of brief notations in early ink. *************************************** The second Rome edition. The text only was first published in 1475, and subsequent 15th century editions of Bologna, Rome and Ulm were published with maps.

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