Geographiae Libri Octo...

1605
Description

First dual-language edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, edited by Petrus Montanus. This is also the first book in Greek to be printed at Amsterdam, and Koeman refers to it as a ‘typographic masterpiece’. Hondius’ preface contains an account of the origin of this edition, the third with Mercator’s plates, which had been bought from the Mercator heirs by Hondius himself in 1604. Petrus Bertius acted as a general adviser to the work.

Book Details
Book ID
B.1607
Title

Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographiae Libri Octo. Græco-Latini Latinè primùm recogniti & emendati, cum tabulis geographicis ad mentem auctoris restitutis per Gerardum Mercatorem: Jam verò ad Græca & Latina exemplaria à Petro Montano iterum recogniti, et pluribus locis castigati. Adjecta insuper ab eodem nomina recentia et æquipollentia ex varijs auctoribus veteribus et recentiorib: magna cura collecta; in gratiam et usum Geographiæ studiosorum. Jodocus Hondius excudit sibi et Cornelio Nicolai, in cujus officina prostant, Frācofurti. 1605

Short Title
Geographiae Libri Octo...
Format
Folio
Edition
1st dual-language edition
Place of publication
Amsterdam and Frankfurt
Publishing responsibility
Jodocus Hondius and Cornelis Claesz
Year
1605