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Bod-Inc: M-180

Mela, Pomponius

Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Barbarus, Hermolaus: ‘Praefatio' [addressed to] Alexander VI, Pont. Max. Hermolaus Barbarus, Castigationes Plinianae et in Pomponium Melam, 3 vols, ed. Giovanni Pozzi (Padua, 1973-9), III 1307.

a2r Mela, Pomponius: Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis. See M‑175.


Imprint: [Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, c.1497/8]. 4°.

Remarks: As assigned and dated by Sheppard, and assigned by Walsh, who dates [c.1498]; CIBN and IGI assign to the [`Printer of the ‘Nomen Jesu'], and date [c.1500].


Collation: a–h4 i6.

Types: Type: 107 R.

Leaves: 38 leaves.

Line number: 27 lines and headline (a3r).

Type area: Type area: 143 (152) ×101 mm (a3r).

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.

Remarks: Leaf a1r: ‘POMPONIVS MELA.' a1v: ‘Hermolai Barbari in Pomponiū Melam ad | Alexandrum Sextum pontificem maximum: Præfatio.'; a2r: ‘Pomponii Melæ Coſmographi de | ſitu orbis liber primus. | Proœmium.' i6r, colophon: ‘Pomponii melæ Coſmographi. | Libri Tertii & Vltimi. | FINIS.’


ISTC: im00454000

Goff: Goff M‑454;

Proctor: Pr 5411;

Others: CIBN M‑285; IGI 6347; Sheppard 4491; Walsh 2535.

LCN: 14453931


Copy number: M-180(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half parchment with marbled pasteboards. ‘Mela 815' in manuscript on a rectangular label at tail of the spine.

Size: 220 × 158 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 215 × 152 mm.

Provenance: Purchased from Leo Samuel Olschki (1861-1940), Catalogue 20, no. 138, for 30 franchi [italiani, i.e. Lire]; see Library Bills, 1 Nov. 1889.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.35.

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