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Bod-Inc: P-530

Ptolemaeus Alexandrinus, Claudius

Geographia (trans. Jacobus Angeli), et al.


Analysis of Content

A2r Reger, Johannes: ‘Registrum alphabeticum super octo libros Ptolomei'. Incipit: ‘[A]lbion insula nunc uero Anglia dicitur . . .’ Reger's self-identification (see P‑529) omitted.

a2r Ptolemaeus [Alexandrinus], Claudius: Geographia. ‘Claudii Ptolemaei Geographiae'. Translated from the Greek by Jacobus Angeli. An editor has revised the text of the 1478 edition, using a Greek text different from that used by Jacopus Angeli and similar to that used by Domitius Calderinus; the editor was possibly Petrus de Turre; see Firenze e la scoperta, 224-5 no. 109.

[i1v] Maps printed from the plates used for Buckinck's 1478 edition. See P‑527 and Firenze e la scoperta, 224-5, no. 109.

2a1v [Index to ‘De locis'.] ‘Registrum super tractatum de tribus orbis partibus'.

2a1v ‘De locis ac mirabilibus mundi et primo de tribus orbis partibus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam ut ait Augustinus deus in commutabili eternitate uiuens . . .’


Imprint: Rome: Petrus de Turre, 4 Nov. 1490. Folio.


Collation: A–C8 D E6 a10 b–g8 h4 [i–o8 p6] 2a b8 c6.

Illustrations: Woodcut diagrams and initials, and 27 engraved maps.


ISTC: ip01086000

Hain: HC 13541;

Goff: Goff P‑1086;

BMC: BMC IV 133;

Proctor: Pr 3966;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑861; Campbell, Maps, 121-147; CIBN P‑686; Die Ulmer Geographie, ed. Meine, CP8; Eames [66474]; Rhodes 1482; Sander 5976; Sheppard 3147-9.

LCN: 14064818


Copy number: P-530(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century blind- and gold-tooled calf over pasteboards.

Size: 438 × 291 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 427 × 271 mm.

On a1v in the hand of Conrad Peutinger are written two itineraries from Nuremberg to Jerusalem; also an extract from a letter relating to the Canary Islands, headed: ‘Ex litteris Iohannis Eggelhofer Augustensis, factoris Soceri mei et Societatis suae, ex insula Madera de Anno MDV die uero xxii September redditis michi die VII Nouember eiusdem Anni in Augusta Uindelicorum.' On [i1r] a note of 14 lines also in his hand, subscribed ‘Chuonradus Peutinger Augustanus rescripsit,' containing strictures on the translation and maps of the present edition. Occasional marginal and interlinear notes by him, extracting place names and key words, and in the margins of the maps supplying information from the works of Gaius Sempronius and Strabo.

Initials are supplied in red or blue; paragraph marks and underlining of headings and text in red ink.

Provenance: Conrad Peutinger (1465-1547); his manuscript notes (see above); cf. inscription in P‑362 on [a2r]. Richard Gough (1735-1809). Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1809.

SHELFMARK: Gough Gen. Top. 225.

Copy number: P-530(2)

Wanting the blank leaves A1, E6, h4, and2 c6.

The leaves of maps have been cut out and mounted.

Binding: Eighteenth-/nineteenth-century gold-tooled diced russia; with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and a blue silk bookmark.

Size: 411 × 282 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 401 × 258 mm.

A sixteenth-century hand supplied page numbers in the ‘Geographia' and maps; references to the maps in the margins of the ‘Registrum'; and three marginal notes about the text.

On a2r: Italian three-quarter white vine-stem borders on a blue, red, and green ground incorporating the seven-line woodcut initial ‘A' painted in gold, with foliate extensions. In the lower margin is painted a wreath without a coat of arms. On a2v an initial ‘G' is painted in silver on a blue, red, and green ground with white vine-stem; other initials supplied in red or blue. See Pächt and Alexander II, 108 no. pr. 38 (Rome).

Provenance: On a2r in the lower margin: ‘H 5 | 8'; a name(?) cropped off the upper margin. Possibly Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792)? [In the annotated catalogue of his sale (1789), a copy of this edition with an old binding (5709) marked down to P. den Hengst for Fl. 10.] Or Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785)? [a copy recorded in Morelli (1787), I 358 no. 2153; sale (1789), lot 7055, marked down for 15 shillings.] Purchased for £5. 5. 0; see second front endleaf and Books Purchased (1790), 5.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 1.3

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.20.

Copy number: P-530(3)

Wanting all the maps and the blank leaves A1, E6, a1, h4, and2 c6.

Binding: Seventeenth-/eighteenth-century Italian half parchment with manuscript title at the head of the spine; sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 410 × 287 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 403 × 276 mm.

Note in Douce's hand: ‘cuts taken out by Woodburne. I have some of them as specimens of early engraving on metal'; ‘Woodburne' is presumably to be identified with the art dealer, Samuel Woodburn (1785/6-1853). A few faded marginal notes in a fifteenth-century hand, extracting personal names.

Provenance: Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial bookplate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 282.

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