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Bod-Inc: D-099

Dionysius Periegetes

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.

c7v [Colophon.]

c8r [List of provinces and islands.]


Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, Bernhard Maler, and Peter Löslein, 1477. 4°.


Collation: a–d8 e10.


ISTC: id00253000

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.

LCN: 14887298


Copy number: D-099(1)

Bound with:
1. Zacharias Lilius, Orbis breviarium. Florence: Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 5 June 1493 (L‑108).

Border cropped.

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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