Ivlivis Solinvs. Itinerarivm Antonini Avg. Vibivs Seqvester.; [A Description of the World by Pomponius Mela...]. Geography, Pomponius Mela.
Ivlivis Solinvs. Itinerarivm Antonini Avg. Vibivs Seqvester.; [A Description of the World by Pomponius Mela...]
Ivlivis Solinvs. Itinerarivm Antonini Avg. Vibivs Seqvester.; [A Description of the World by Pomponius Mela...]
Ivlivis Solinvs. Itinerarivm Antonini Avg. Vibivs Seqvester.; [A Description of the World by Pomponius Mela...]

Ivlivis Solinvs. Itinerarivm Antonini Avg. Vibivs Seqvester.; [A Description of the World by Pomponius Mela...]

Venice: Aldus, 1518. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st and only Aldine edition (in Latin), from the press founded by Aldo Manuzio, the most lionized scholar–printer of the Renaissance, and the inventor of the portable (pocket size) book. This one is Mela’s 43 AD Roman geography, first printed (the real 1st) in Milan in 1471, and though our little book will quench your curiosity about comparing what was once thought to what is now known, beyond that, it has all the exhilaration of waiting for an elevator that barks at you in bells but whose doors never open. Later full vellum, morocco labels, vellum spotted, small chip from the title page’s corner and a short closed tear, else near fine, complete with b8 (P • Victor.), the addition on cosmology, and the colophon. Not common in this condition, but only in this condition. Near fine. Item #461

Price: $1,000.00

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