[MAPS & ATLASES]. PTOLOMAEUS, Claudius. La geografia...gi tradotta di greco in italiano da Giero. Ruscelli: & hora...da Gio. Malombra ricorretta [Espositioni...di Girolamo Ruscelli sopra tutta la Geografia di Tolomeo...Discorso di Gioseppe Moleto]. Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1574-73.
3 parts in one volume, 4to (217 x 162 mm). Woodcut device on titles, large woodcut of Ptolemy on recto of second leaf (repeated verso of fourth leaf), numerous in-text woodcut illustrations and diagrams, 65 double-page engraved maps. (Some light browning or staining, a few maps reinforced in gutter or with minor tears occasionally repaired.) Contemporary vellum, spine hand-lettered (soiled, text block detached). Provenance: Shelf label to foot of spine; a few early annotations to paste-down and text.
Third edition of Ruscelli's Ptolemy, a reissue of the first edition of 1561 and the first edition to include Malombra's corrections and including detailed information about map-making. The 65 maps are the same as those in the second edition and of the Latin edition of 1562, with the same irregular numbering. Adams P-2236; BM/STC Italian, p. 543; Philips Atlases 380; Sabin 66504.
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