Ptolomei Cosmographia

Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Ms. Magl. XIII.16

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Ptolomei Cosmographia

Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Ms. Magl. XIII.16

Category:
Alternative titles
Cosmographia Jacobo Angelo interprete, cum tabulis Henrici Martelli Germani – Magliacchiano Ptolemy – Kosmographie des Ptolemäus – Grande Tolomeo – Codice Magliabechiano.
Physical features
Codex on parchment, dimensions 590 x 430 mm, 146 pages.
Origin
Italy (Florence), 15th century (ca. 1480).
Patronage
House of Vitelli, noble family of Umbria, rulers of Città di Castello in the 14th century.
Present repository
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, MS Magl. XIII.16.
Genre
Treatises / Secular booksGeography / Maps.
Content
Collection of 39 manuscript and commented geographical maps, based on the studies of Claudius Ptolemy (b. ca. 100, d. ca. 170).
Language
Latin.
Illuminator
Heinrich Hammer (Latinised as Henricus Martellus Germanus) a German geographer and cartographer who lived and worked in Florence between 1480 and 1496.
Style
Italian Renaissance.

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FACSIMILE EDITION

Ptolomei Cosmographia

Publisher – Vallecchi (Florence, 2004). In collaboration with the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale of Florence.
Limited edition – Limited edition of 1,000 copies.
Type of reproduction – Colour reproduction of one or more portions of the original document. The publisher has edited the commentary and facsimile plates in one volume – commentary and facsimile are therefore part of a single binding.
Binding – Leather cover and gold decorations.
Commentary – Index: Presentazione (Antonia Ida Fontana Aschero); Umanesimo e cartografia (Sebastiano Gentile); La Ptolomei Cosmographia (Angelo Cattanco); Descrizione codicologica; Invito all’approfondimento.
Slipcase – Brown canvas-lined slipcase.
ISBN – 88-8427-021-9.

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