GEOGRAPHIA DI FRANCESCO BERLINGHIERI FIORENTINO IN TERZA RIMA ET LINGUA TOSCANA DI STINCTA CON LE SVE TAVO LE IN VARII SITI ET PRO VINCIE SECONDO LA GEOGRAPHIA ET DISTIN ctione dele tavole ei Ptolomeo
PTOLEMY, C. / BERLINGHIERI, F., 1482
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A world atlas in Italian by Francesco Berlinghieri based on Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia or Geography in English. Ptolemy was a Greek geographer who lived around 150 A.D. in Alexandria, Egypt. His Geography described the extent of the known Greco-Roman world with a series of maps accompanied by descriptive text, corresponding charts, and coordinate tables.
Over time, original copies of Geography were lost to the Western world. Around the 13th century, editions of the work resurfaced and scholars began to rediscover its contents. Unfortunately, no maps from Ptolemy's original work survived to accompany the text, so subsequent authors and publishers of Geography were required to draw their own versions of the original maps using the information contained within the text and tables as their only guide. This rare book is Francesco Berlinghieri's 1482 Latin interpretation of Geography and it serves as an interesting reference to the other later editions of Geography to be found within the HMW Rare Book library.
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