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Stock# 68794

This is Edward Luther Stevenson's magnum opus - the summary of career in historical cartography spent studying early world maps in particular.

The book includes black and white reproductions of the 27 maps from the Donnus Nicolaus Germanus Ptolemy - the manuscript on which the 1482 Ulm Ptolemy was based.

The introduction is by Joseph Fischer of Stella Matutina College in Austria. Fischer was a friend and contemporary of Stevenson's and was famous for his discovery of the 1507 Waldseemuller world map among many other important contributions to the study of historical cartography.

Limited 1st. edition - one of 250 copies on hand-made paper.

Condition Description
Folio. Publisher's ½ calf over brown cloth. 29 monotone plates (27 maps from the Donnus Nicolaus Germanus Ptolemy, the 1508 Ruysch world, and the 1522 Fries Ptolemy world); xvi, 167 pages. Housed in original cardboard slipcase.