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Geographia, Emendata et Locupletata [with maps]

 
Geographia, Emendata et Locupletata [with maps] by PERIEGETES, Dionysius; Edward Wells (1704)

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Author: PERIEGETES, Dionysius; Edward Wells
Title: Geographia, Emendata et Locupletata [with maps]
 
Year: 1704
Publisher: E Theatro Sheldoniano - Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
Place: Oxford
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £250
 
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[8] pp 120,113-116 [8] pages; 16 maps. Edward Wells' 1704 Periegetes complete with 16 maps including 'America Septentrionalis Tabula' and 'America Australis Tabula'. Contemporary panelled calf with pretty tulip decorations to corners of panels on both boards, red morocco spine label, cracking along upper hinge with old repair, red speckled edges; collated and complete but without a front free endpaper (not called for) thus beginning with the title page, A1. On the front pastedown, book plate and handwritten shelf mark of the 'United Presbyterian College. Brown-Lindsay Library' - dispersed c1900. Very good text which is in Greek followed by Latin notes and verse translation. The text and register are continuous despite wayward pagination. The maps by Wells are about 15.5x8.5 cm with their titles in Latin above the top border and latitude and longitude also engraved outside the borders. Dr Edward Wells (1677-1727) was a mathematician and map-maker who followed the discoveries of Hennepin in his maps of America, notably depicting California as an island.
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