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Ptolemaeus auctus restitutus emaculatus cum tabulis veteribus ac novis

Geographia

1520
Author Ptolemy (2nd century), Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 16th century, Printer Johann Schott (German, 1477–1548)


Place of Publication: Augsburg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet, IV, 955; Adams P-2220; Schmidt, Shott, 54

Dimensions

Overall: 44.3 x 27.8 x 1.8 cm (17 7/16 x 10 15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

BR1058

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with chiaroscuro woodcut title-page border, woodcut diagrams, and 47 hand-colored woodcut maps

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1520) Folio; 57 leaves [over forty maps removed and placed with prints]; modern brown cloth binding.

Chiaroscuro woodcut title border of the Three Fates and Judgement of Paris, printed in orange and black.


Augsburg: Johann Schott, 1520

Provenance

Early ownership inscription dated 1579 (?) on title page; Leo S. Olschki, Florence; By 1900, T. H. Castor & Co., Boston, from whom purchased by MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase