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《宇宙图》 Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis

 

《宇宙图》并配有当年一位读者的手稿世界地图

 

庞波尼乌斯·梅拉 《宇宙图》  

威尼斯:1477年。

售价:25,000英镑

 

4 62; 在正文的第一页有一些污点,偶尔在其他地方也可见污渍,但总体而言是品相甚佳,同时期蓝色摩洛哥皮装帧,烫金图案。

 

这本是极为罕见的第二版庞波尼乌斯·梅拉对世界的描绘,此本中有几处同时期的手书注释,并附有一幅重要的同时期的手绘世界地图。这张地图朝南,描绘了当时常见的世界气候区域划分,并示意性地显明了亚洲、欧洲和非洲,以及尼罗河和顿河。

 

梅拉的《宇宙图》包括了对地球及其时三个已知大陆(亚洲、欧洲、非洲)的概述,并更详细地描述了地中海国家、高卢、德国、诸岛(包括英国)、印度和波斯湾,充满了对民族、风俗,传说中的联想和自然现象的生动描述。

 

此书的佚名威尼斯印刷师后被以此书命名,至今已知现存此版此书共五本,此本为其一。

 

with A manuscript WORLD map by a contemporary reader

 

MELA, Pomponius.  Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.  [Venice, printer of Pomponius Mela, 1477.]  £25,000

 

4to, ff. [62]; some soiling on first page of text and occasionally elsewhere, but generally a very fresh, large copy, bound in modern blue morocco, gilt. 

 

Extremely rare second edition of Pomponius Mela’s description of the world, this copy with several manuscript annotations in a contemporary hand and with an important manuscript map of the world. The map, orientated south, depicts the world devided into climate zones, as common at the time, and schematically shows Asia, Europe and Africa, with the rivers Nile and Don.

 

Mela’s Cosmographia includes a summary account of the earth and its three known continents (Asia, Europe, Africa) and then, in greater detail, describes the Mediterranean countries, Gaul, Germany, the islands (including Britain), India and the Persian Gulf, enlivened with descriptions of peoples, customs, legendary associations and natural phenomena.

 

This is one of only five books known to have been produced by the anonymous Venetian printer who has been named after the present edition. 

 

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