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Stock# 61255

Fourth Edition of Ruscelli's Revised and Expanded Ptolemy, Edited by G. Rosaccio. In an Attractive Contemporary Vellum Binding.

Quarto (9.5 x 6.75 inches). Contemporary limp vellum, with early ink lettering on spine: "Geografia: Ptolomeo". 69 double-page engraved maps, including the additional maps of Africa, America (Burden 86), Asia, Europe, and Hungary. Parts 1 and 2 erratically bound. [36], 42, 186, 144, [22] leaves.

"In this Italian-text edition of 1598 figures of monsters, fish, trees and some new place names have been added to Valgrisi's earlier maps, and there are some additional maps by Giuseppe Rosaccio" (Shirley)

Condition Description
A couple of small wormholes to fold of margins occasionally affecting outline of image (repaired in places), some occasional light browning and spotting, marginal restoration to 1 text leaf, tears to centerfold of world map and map 'Marca Trivigiana', some gutters renewed, small rubbing to fold of America map, old ownership inscription to foot of title-page and inner cover. Contemporary limp vellum, manuscript title to spine, somewhat rubbed and worn, restored small flaws to brittle spine, lacking ties.
Adams P 2237; Phillips 409; Shirley T.PTOL-10f (1598) & 10g (1599); Alden-L. 599/64; Sabin 66507; Sanz 41 and page 236; Stevens 56.