The Resource Cosmographia

Cosmographia

Label
Cosmographia
Title
Cosmographia
Title variation
  • Beatissimo Patri Pavlo Secvndo Pontific Maximo
  • Beatissimo Patri Paulo Secundo Pontifici Maximo
  • [N]on me fugit, beatissime pater ..
  • Non me fugit, beatissime pater ..
  • Clavdii Ptholomei Cosmographi liber primvs hec habet
  • Claudii Ptholomei Cosmographi liber primus hec habet
  • Cladii [sic] Ptolomei viri Alexandrini Cosmographie liber primvs incipit
  • Claudii Ptolomei viri Alexandrini Cosmographie liber primus incipit
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • lat
  • grc
  • lat
Member of
Additional physical form
Available also through the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center website as a raster image.
Cataloging source
MNU
Citation location within source
  • P-1084
  • ip01084000
  • II, p. 538 (IC.9306)
  • *13539
  • P-528
  • 4976
  • 66472
  • P-859
  • p. 5-6
  • 812.5
  • 2863
  • 8183
  • 3840
  • 3416
  • 2428
  • 1480
  • 2556
  • 179-210
Citation source
  • Goff
  • ISTC
  • BM 15th cent.
  • Hain-Copinger
  • Bodleian Library 15th cent.
  • Copinger
  • Sabin
  • BSB-Ink
  • Winsor, Bibliography of Ptolemy's Geography
  • Klebs
  • Sajó-Soltészm
  • IGI
  • IDL
  • Madsen
  • Ohly-Sack
  • Rhodes, Oxford Colleges
  • Proctor
  • Campbell, Earliest printed maps
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
2nd cent
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ptolemy
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Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
G1005
LC item number
1482
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
15th cent.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • D'Angelo, Jacopo
  • Nicolaus Germanus
  • Schnitzer, Johann
  • Hol, Lienhart
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmography
  • Geography
  • Atlases, German
  • Geography, Ancient
  • Early maps
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Label
Cosmographia
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title and imprint from Goff and ISTC
  • Colophon: Clavdii Ptolomei viri Alexandrini Cosmographie octavvs et vltimvs liber explicit opvs Donni Nicolai Germani secvndvm Ptolomevm finit. Anno M CCCC LXXXII. Avgvsti vero Kalendas. XVII. Imprssvm [sic] Vlme per ingeniosvm virvm Leonardvm Hol prefati oppidi civis
  • Latin translation by Jacopo d'Angelo; edited by Nicolaus Germanus
  • The first edition of Ptolemy printed in Germany and the first edition in which woodcut maps appear
  • Woodcuts: [4] diagrams, initials, [32] maps
  • The maps, double, except for the last, are on separate sheets, most of them with a descriptive text printed on the back within woodcut borders; these texts are known in several variants
  • "Maps ... redrawn, corrected and improved ... by Nicolaus Donis [i.e. Nicolaus Germanus] ... [who] also added the five modern maps, one of which contains the first printed representation of Greenland, laid down as a peninsula of northern Europe under the name of Engronelant."--Sabin, 66472
  • At the top of the first map is a woodcut inscription: Insculptum est per Iohanne[m] Schnitzer de Arm[ss]heim
  • "This version of Ptolemy's Cosmographia was the first to include the accompanying text on the verso of the map concerned ... Since the map sheets appear to have been gathered up for binding in a random manner, the setting of the text cannot be used for establishing a chronological sequence of copies ..."--Campbell, Earliest printed maps, p. 136
  • Cf. Hain, BM 15th cent., and Sabin for information on variants
Extent
1 online resource ([140] pages, [64] leaves
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library copy wanting folio 70, a blank.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (woodcuts))
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cosmographia
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title and imprint from Goff and ISTC
  • Colophon: Clavdii Ptolomei viri Alexandrini Cosmographie octavvs et vltimvs liber explicit opvs Donni Nicolai Germani secvndvm Ptolomevm finit. Anno M CCCC LXXXII. Avgvsti vero Kalendas. XVII. Imprssvm [sic] Vlme per ingeniosvm virvm Leonardvm Hol prefati oppidi civis
  • Latin translation by Jacopo d'Angelo; edited by Nicolaus Germanus
  • The first edition of Ptolemy printed in Germany and the first edition in which woodcut maps appear
  • Woodcuts: [4] diagrams, initials, [32] maps
  • The maps, double, except for the last, are on separate sheets, most of them with a descriptive text printed on the back within woodcut borders; these texts are known in several variants
  • "Maps ... redrawn, corrected and improved ... by Nicolaus Donis [i.e. Nicolaus Germanus] ... [who] also added the five modern maps, one of which contains the first printed representation of Greenland, laid down as a peninsula of northern Europe under the name of Engronelant."--Sabin, 66472
  • At the top of the first map is a woodcut inscription: Insculptum est per Iohanne[m] Schnitzer de Arm[ss]heim
  • "This version of Ptolemy's Cosmographia was the first to include the accompanying text on the verso of the map concerned ... Since the map sheets appear to have been gathered up for binding in a random manner, the setting of the text cannot be used for establishing a chronological sequence of copies ..."--Campbell, Earliest printed maps, p. 136
  • Cf. Hain, BM 15th cent., and Sabin for information on variants
Extent
1 online resource ([140] pages, [64] leaves
Form of item
online
Note
Boston Public Library copy wanting folio 70, a blank.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (woodcuts))
Specific material designation
remote

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