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Clavdii Ptholemaei Alexandrini liber geographiae, cvm tabvlis et vniversali figvra et cvm additione locorum quae a recentioribvs reperta svnt, diligenti cvra emendatvs et impressvs

The Book of Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, with tables and a world map, and with additional places that have recently been discovered, edited and printed with diligent care

Author Ptolemy (2nd century), Editor Bernardus Sylvanus Eboliensis, Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Printer Jacopo Pencio (Italian, active 1486–1530)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 5979; British Museum, STC Italian, p. 542


Overall: 43 x 29.6 x 2.5 cm (16 15/16 x 11 5/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 28 woodcuts and four diagrams, some with hand-applied watercolor

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Per Iacobum Pentium de leucho, 1511) Folio; 62 leaves; modern stiff vellum, beige cloth slipcase.

Illustrations of maps, with decorative borders, including a map of the known modern world at end.

Venice: Jacopo Pencio, 1511


Old ownership inscription on title page [member of Inghirami family]; 1900, sold by Leo S. Olschki, Florence, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 17, 1900)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase