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Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum Archetypus Castigatissime Pressum. Claudius Ptolemaeus (after 83 - ca 168 AD). Folio (18 4/8 x 12 4/8 inches). 47 woodcut maps by Martin Waldseemüller (all but 2 double-page), including "Tabula terre nove" THE FIRST MAP IN AN ATLAS ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO AMERICA, the last map ("Lotharingia") printed in colors, 4 woodcut diagrams in text, one large woodcut of an armillary sphere on K1 (lower portion of the title-page renewed with 12 lines of text on verso supplied in excellent pen-work facsimile, lower portion of last leaf renewed, without the final blank leaf, some browning and staining, a few leaves skillfully repaired affecting the image in 3 maps: Italy, Switzerland and the Upper Rhineland). Contemporary blind-stamped paneled calf over wooden boards, each cover decorated with alternating fillets of a stag and hunter, and a thistle and bird roll tool, fore-edges lettered in Greek: "Ptolemaio", original vellum page-markers (brass catches and clasps and corner pieces renewed to style, recently and expertly conserved by James and Stuart Brockman Ltd, full report available on request). THE FIRST "MODERN" EDITION OF PTOLEMY AND "THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL PTOLEMY EDITIONS" (Streeter Sale I:6). Strassburg: Johann Schott 1513. Provenance: Copious contemporary marginal scholarly annotations in Greek and Latin; Pierre S. du Pont III (1911-1988), his sale Collection of Navigation, Christie's 8th October 1991, lot 214, $77,000
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Collectibles, Maps, Globes, Atlases, European, German, Ancient Greek and Roman, Paper, Woodblock


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