Nice example of this fine portrait of the Greek Geographer and Historian Strabo, pubished in Paris,
Strabo (64 BC - 21 AD) was a Greek geographer and historian whose geography is the only extant work covering the whole range of peoples and countries known to both Greeks and Romans during the reign of Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). It also provides an important account of the state of Greek geographical science, as well as of the history of the countries it surveys.
Strabo's Geography was seldom used in ancient times but was often copied in Byzantium. It first appeared in western Europe as a Latin translation issued in Rome in about 1469 and was then published in the Aldine edition of 1516, based on a faulty manuscript. The first critical edition was that of I. Casaubon (1587, then 1620).