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Stock# 68277
Description

A handsome example of the 1542 Lyon edition of Macrobious with the famed woodcut world map illustrating the concept of the world being balanced by a great southern continent. As noted by Shirley:

The inhabited world north of the Equator is balanced by a southern continent and divided from it by water. Among the roughly 150 manuscripts recorded by Destombes dating from 1200 to 1500 AD nearly 100 contain a simple map illustrating Macrobius's theories.

The text of Cicero's Somnium Scipionis (a2r-a6r) precedes Macrobius' commentary. Edited by Arnoldus Vesaliensis, whose edition Gryphius first published in 1532.

This edition not recorded in Shirley.

Condition Description
Small octavo. Contemporary full blind-stamped pigskin lettered on from cover: "GOS | 1547". Collation: 8 woodcut diagrams, including the map of the world; a-z8, A-R8 (complete). Scattered ink marginalia in several hands. (Small ink manuscript ownership inscription excised from upper right corner of title, few purple ink stamps: "Obiteljska knjižnica Josip Golubič Zagreb, Remetinec 2".)
Reference
IT\ICCU\BVEE\013781. OCLC, 69146142 (2 copies in the Netherlands), 470173623 (1 copy in France and 1 copy in Switzerland) and 247513057 (1 copy in Germany). An example is also at the Getty Research Institute.