Item details: Descriptio Orbis Ptolomaica
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£ 95.00
Descriptio Orbis Ptolomaica
Imprint: Amsterdam, 1616
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
100 x 135 mm., in fine condition.
This attractive little map of the world according to the Egyptian geographer Ptolemy was published in Amsterdam by Petrus Bertius. It displays a ptolemaic geography with climatic zones identified. The work it comes from is a revised edition of Barent Langenes' 'Caert Thresoor' entitled 'Tabularum Geographicarum Libri ...' The maps were all newly engraved by Jodocus Hondius, this example is signed by him and has Latin text on the verso. King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 6281:342; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' T.Bert 2a.
Stock number:8602.