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Atlas by Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy) - Ruscelli, 1562.



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Item Number:  21604
Category:  Books > Atlases

Ptolemaeus Cl., Geographia. Venice, Valgrisis, 1562.
4to. Contemporary limp overlapping vellum (somewhat wrinkled), 3 parts in one vol., woodcut device on title and 64 double-page engraved maps after Gastaldi, numerous diagrams in the text.

Phillips (Atlases), 372; Sabin (America) 66489; Adams 2231; Nordenskiold, 2 217

First edition of G. Moleto's Latin re-translation after Bibibald Pirckheymer, including the two 'modern' world maps, with six maps relating to the Americas, two modern world maps and 19 maps relate to Asia.The plates are engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo, 1561. . Very good copy.