Index ptolemaei copiosissimus quo diligens ac studiosus...adiecta insuper praxis ad distantiam inter duas ciuitates & duo quaeuis loca, in quocunq; climate contineantur, pero cuiusuis generis miliaria dimetiendam.[On verso:] Indicis Formula ad Investiganda quaes loca. Cum totus orbis in libris Ptolemaei descriptus tribus...duo sequentia puncta ostendunt coumnam secudam, b litera circa medium columnae, siue in secunda eius tertia sitam esse docet.
Engraving. 392 x 268mm. 15½ x 10½". Few wormholes.
The title page to Ptolemy's "Geographia", which was a treatise on cartography and a compilation of what was known about the world's geography in the Roman Empire of the 2nd century. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168) was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer and astrologer.
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