Category:Editions of Ptolemy's Geography

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Ptolemy's Geography
The Geography (Greek: Γεωγραφικὴ Ὑφήγησις, Geōgraphikḕ Hyphḗgēsis, lit. "Geographical Guidance"; Latin: Geographia) was Ptolemy's 2nd-century revision of the now-lost atlas of Marinus of Tyre. It was translated into Arabic in the 9th century, but largely lost within Europe. The Byzantine monk Maximus Planudes discovered or assembled a Greek manuscript shortly after 1295; this work was copied and translated into Latin by Jacobus Angelus in 1406. Shortly after, Claudius Corvus began improving it, adding an extra-Ptolemaic region for Northern Europe and the North Atlantic. These early Latin versions were often entitled Cosmography (Latin: Cosmographia). A list of major manuscripts is here. The incunable editions were: D252- le monde suivant claude ptolémée, IIe siècle - liv3-ch10.png
Date Title Publisher Location Ancient
1477 Bologna Ptolemy
Cosmographia Ptolemei
Domenico de Lapi
Dominus de Lapis
Bologna 26 Misprinted colophon
1478 Rome Ptolemy
Claudii Ptholomei Alexandrini Cosmographia
Arnold Buckinck
Arnoldus Buckinck
Rome 27
1482 The Seven Days of Geography
Septe Giornate della Geographia
Niccolò di Lorenzo
Nicolaus Laurentii
Florence 27 4 Italian terza rima paraphrase
Marinus's equirectangular projection
2 editions within the year
1482 Ulm Ptolemy
Claudii Ptolemaei Cosmagraphie Opus
Lienhart Holle
Leonardus Hol.
Ulm 27 5
1486 Ulm Ptolemy (reprint)
[ untitled ]
Johann Reger
Johannes Reger
Ulm 27 5
1490 Rome Ptolemy (reprint)
Pietro de la Torre
Petrus de Turre
Rome 27 Reprint of the 1478 ed.
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