De situ orbis.
Analysis of Content
a1r Beccaria, Antonius: [Letter addressed to] Hieronymus de Leonardis. George B. Parks and F. Edward Cranz, ‘Dionysius Periegetes', CTC III 36-7.
a3v Dionysius Periegetes: De situ orbis. Translated by Antonius Beccaria. Incipit: ‘Terra omnis cum ab oceano tanquam ingens quedam . . .’ Explicit: retribuat in posterum gratiam See CTC III 36-9.
c8r [List of provinces and islands.]
Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, Bernhard Maler, and Peter Löslein, 1477. 4°.
Collation: a–d8 e10.
GW: GW 8426;
Hain: H *6226;
Goff: Goff D‑253;
BMC: BMC V 244;
Proctor: Pr 4370;
Others: BSB‑Ink D‑177; Essling 255; Redgrave 6; Rhodes 692; Sander 2439; Sheppard 3535.
Copy number: D-099(1)
1. Zacharias Lilius, Orbis breviarium. Florence: Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 5 June 1493 (L‑108).
Binding: Seventeenth-century limp parchment, probably for the Bodleain Library; two leather ties lost. ‘A. 4 L 18' across the tail of the fore-edge.
Size: 201 × 150 × 31 mm.
Size of leaf: 197 × 140 mm.
Early marginal notes in the table, mainly providing etymologies of place-names.
Provenance (of item 1): George Browne (c.1439-1515), Bishop of Dunkeld; an inscription on r6v: ‘George Browne Bisshop'. Item 1 was listed in the Benefactors' Register I 123, bought in 1605 for money given by Henry Wriothesley (1573-1624), 3rd Earl of Southampton; also James, Catalogus (1620), 294; item 2 is not found in either place, but the binding indicates that the two items have been together since the early years of the Library; in Hyde, Catalogus (1674), II 209, item 2 occurs with the same shelfmark as item 1.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4° L 18 Art.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.11(2).
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