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1477 [The Bologna Ptolemy] Cosmographia
... Hic Finit Cosmographia Ptolemei Impressa Opa Dominici De Lapis Ciuis Bononiensis Anno . M . CCCC . LII . Mense Ivnii . XXIII Bononie ... [The date is accepted as a misprint for 1477] 
Domenico de LAPIS, [For Giovanni degli ACCURSI, Ludovico & Domenico de' RUGGERI & Taddeo CRIVELLI] Bologna, 1462 [ie 1477].
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Based on Jacobo d'Angelo's translation of Ptolemy's text, which was proofed by Pietro Bono and Girolamo Manfredi, and then corrected by Galleoto Marzio and Nicolo di Guggio, with a final revision carried out by Filippo Beroaldo; the maps were compiled by Bono and Manfredi, and drawn by Taddeo Crivelli.
1478 [The Rome Ptolemy] Claudii Ptholomei Alexandrini. Cosmographia...
... Arnoldvs Bvckinck E Germania Rome Tabvlis Aeneis In Pictvris Formatam Impressit. Sempiterno Ingenii Artificiiqve Monvmento. Anno Dominici Natalis. M.CCCC. LXXVIII VI Idvs Octobris.  Sedente Sixto. IIII Pont. Max. Anno Eivs. VIII.
Arnold BUCKINCK, Rome, 1478.
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[another edition] Geographia.
Hoc Opvs Ptholomaei ... Impressvm Fvit Et Completvm Rome Anno A Nativitate Domini, M. CCCC. LXXXX. Die. IV. Novembris. Arte Ac Impensiis Petri De Tvrre.
Petrus de TURRE, Rome, 1490.
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[another edition - Marco BENEVENTANUS & Giovanni COTTA ed.] In Hoc Operae Haec Contine[n]tur Geographia Cl. Ptholemaei ... Schemata Cum Demonstrationibus Suis Correcta a Marco Monacho Caelestino Beneventano: & Ioanne Cota Veronesi Viris Mathematicics Consultissimis. Sex Tabulae Nouiter Co[n]fectae ... Planisphaerium Cl. Ptholemaei Nouiter Recognitum & Diligentiss. Emendatum a Marco Monacho Caelestino Beneventano ...
... Rome Nouiter Impressum Per Bernardinu[m] Venetu[m] De Vitalibus. Expe[n]sis Eua[n]gelista Tosino ... Die VIII. Septe[m]br. M.D. VII.
Bernardinus VENETUS DE VITALIBUS, For Evangelista TOSINUS, Rome, 1507.
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The modern maps were edited by Beneventanus; Johannes Ruysch's world map is  sometimes found, although commissioned for the 1507 edition, it was not completed in time, and  properly belongs to the 1508 edition, where it is mentioned on the title-page.
[another edition. Marco BENEVENTANUS & Giovanni COTTA ed.] In Hoc Opere Haec Continentur Geographia Cl. Ptolemaei ... Noua Orbis Descriptio Ac Noua Oceani Navigatio Qua Lisbona Ad Indicu Pervenitur Pelagus Marco Beneventano. Aedita. Noua & Universalior Orbis Cogniti Tabula Ioa. Ruysch Germano Elaborata ... M D.VIII. Rome.
... Rome Nouiter Impressum Per Bernardinu[m] Venetu[m] De Vitalibus. Expe[n]sis Eua[n]gelista Tosino ... Die VIII. Septe[m]br. M.D. VII.
Bernardinus VENETUS DE VITALIBUS, For Evangelista TOSINUS, Rome, 1508.
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Including Johannes Ruysch's world map: Vniversalior Cogniti Orbis Tabula. Ex Recentibus Confecta Observationibus. Printed from two printing plates, found in several variant states.
1482 [Francesco Berlinghieri.  Geographia]
In Qvesto Volvme Si Contengono Septe Giornate Della Geographia Di Francesco Berlingeri Fiorentino Allo Illvstrissomo Federico Dvca Dvrbino.
Nicolaus LAURENTII, For Francesco BERLINGHIERI, Florence, 1482.
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The text is a paraphrase of Ptolemy's text, in Italian verse, also combining classical and contemporary authors and texts, The Ptolemaic  regional maps are drawn on Marinus' plane projection. Three of the modern maps (Spain, France & Italy). The prototypes of the three European maps were drawn by Pietro del Massaio, and illuminated by Hughes Commineau; the Palestine map derives from Pietro Vesconte's map, drawn for Marino Sanudo. 
[Although not generally considered an edition of Ptolemy, the maps are the only examples of Ptolemy's maps to be drawn on the original projection, with equidistant meridians and parallels.]
[another edition: Geographia']
Impresso Infirenze Per Nicolo Todescho & Emendato Con Somma Diligentia Dallo Auctore.
Nicolaus LAURENTII, [For Francesco BERLINGHIERI], Florence, [1482].
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The register and colophon are printed on the recto of the last leaf.
1482 [The Ulm Ptolemy - Nicolaus Germanus ed.] [Cosmographia.]
Claudii Ptolomei .... Cosmographie ... Opus Donni Nicolai Germani Secvndvm Ptolomevm Finit. Anno MCCCCLXXXII. ... Impr[e]ssvm Vlme Per Ingeniosvm Virvm Leonardvm Hol. Prefat. Oppidis Civis.
Lienhart Holle, Ulm, 1482.
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The five modern maps are France, Spain, Scandinavia, Italy and Palestine, printed from woodblocks
another edition: [Cosmographia]
Impressvm Vlme Opera Et Expensis Ivsti De Albano De Venetiis Per Provisorem Svvm Iohannem Reger. Anno Domini . M. CCCC. LXXXVI ...
Johann Reger, for Giusto de Albano, Ulm, 1486.
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1511 [Bernard Sylvanus ed.] Clavdii Ptholemaei Alexandrini Geographiae Cvm Tabvlis ...
Venetiijs Per Iacobum Pentium De Leucho Anno Domini. M. D. XI. Die XX. Mensis Marti.
Jacobus Pentius de Leucho, Venice, 1511.
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Includes a modern map of the world (Shirley: 32).
1513 [Martin Waldseemuller & Matthias Ringmann ed.] Clavdii Ptolemei Viri Alexandrini ... Geographie Opus Novissima Traductione E Grecorum Archetypis Castigatissime Pressum ...
Anno Christi Opt. Max. M D XIII. Marcii XII. Pressus Hic Ptolemeus Argentine Vigilantissima Castigatione Industriaq[ue] Ioannis Schotti Urbis Indigene Regnante Maximiliano Caesare Semper Avgvsto.
Secvnde Partis Ptolemaei Finis Opera Ioannis Schotti Argentinen. Anno Christi Opt. Max. 1513.
Johann Schott, for Jacob Aeszler & Georg Uebelin, Strasbourg, 1513.
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The modern maps, all woodcuts, are in a separate section.
[another edition] Ptolemaevs Avcts Restitvtvs, Emacvlatvs, Cvm Tabvlis Veteribvs Ac Novis.
Caroli V. Imperii Anno I. Vim Vi Repellere Licet Ioannes Scotus, Argentorati Literis Excepit. 1520.
Johann Schott, Strasbourg, 1520.
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1522 [Lorenz Fries] Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Mathematicor[um] Principis Opus Geographi[a]e Noviter Castigatu[m] & Emaculatu[m] ... Hec Bona Mente Laure[n]tius Phrisus Artis Appollone[a]e Doctor & Mathematicar[um] Artium Clientulus, In Lucem Iussit Prodire. Agammemnonis Puteoli Plurimu[m] D[e]dicati.
Ioannes Grieninger Civis Argentoraten[sis] Opera Et Expensis Propriis Id Opus Insigne, [A]ereis Notulis Excepit ... XII Die Marcii Anno M.D.XXI
Johann GRUNINGER, Strasbourg, 1522.
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 The preface was written by Thomas VOGLER; 50 maps, most reduced from Martin Waldseemuller's 1513 edition.
[another edition: Wilibald PIRCKHEIMER ed.] Claudii Ptolemaei Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo Bilibaldo Pirckeymhero Interprete Annotationes Ioannis De Regio Monte In Errores Commissos A Iacobo Angelo In Translatione Sua.
...Argentorati, Iohannes Grieningerus, Communibus Iohannes Koberger Impensis Excudebat. Anno A Christi Nativitate M.D. XXV. Tertio Kal. Apriles.'
Johann GRUNINGER, For Johann KOBERGER, Strasbourg, 1525.
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The text was translated by Wilibald PIRCKHEIMER, using the notes of Johannes REGIOMONTANUS, perhaps under the editorship of Johann HUTTICH; the ornamental woodblock designs on the reverse of the maps are attributed to Albrecht DURER, who also contributed the woodblock of the armillary sphere.
[another edition: Michael SERVETUS ed.] Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae Enarrationis. Libri Octo. Ex Bilibaldi Pirckeymheri Tra[ns]Latione, Sed Ad Graeca & Prisca Exemplaria À Michaele Villanovano Iam Primum Recogniti.
Lugduni Ex Officina Melchioris Et Gasparis Trechsel Fratrum. M.D. XXXV.
Melchior & Gaspar TRECHSEL, Lyons, 1535.
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The text was newly edited by SERVETUS from Wilibald PIRCKHEIMER's text, used in the previous edition; the woodblock designs on the reverse of the maps are said to be the work of Hans HOLBEIN the Younger and GRAF.
(Pastoureau, Ptolémée, E)
[another edition: Michael SERVETUS ed.] Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae Enarrationis Libri Octo Ex Bilibaldo Pirckeymheri Tra[ns]latione, Sed Ad Graeca & Prisca Exemplaria À Michaële Villanovano Secundo Recogniti & Locis Innumeris Denuo Castigati. ... Prostant Lugduni Apud Hugonem À Porta. [Hughes de la PORTE]
Gaspar Trechsel Excvdebat Viennae. [rule] M D XLI.
Gaspar TRECHSEL, Vienne, 1541
    The text was again re-edited by SERVETUS from PIRCKHEIMER's text.
(Pastoureau, Ptolémée, F)
1540 [Sebastian MUNSTER ed.] Geographia Vniversalis, Tvm Vetvs Et Nova, Complectens Clavdii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Enarrationis Libros VIII. ... Succedunt Tabulæ Ptolemaice, Opera Sebastiani Munster Nouo Paratæ Modo. His Adiectæ Sunt Plurime Nouæ Tabulæ ... 
Basileae Apvd Henricvm Petrvm Mense 
Martio Anno M. D. XL.
Heinrich PETRI, Basle, 1540.
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The text is based on Wilibald PIRCKHEIMER's translation, from Lorenz FRIES' editions; each map has, on the reverse, a brief descriptive text, surrounded by woodblock borders, which are attributed to Hans HOLBEIN the Younger.
[another edition] Geographia Vniversalis, Vetvs Et Nova ... Basileae Apvd Henricvm Petrvm.
Basileae Apvd Henricvm Petrvm Mense Martio AN M.D.XLII.
Heinrich PETRI, Basle, 1542.
     
[another edition] Geographia Vniversalis, Vetvs Et Nova ... 
Basileae Per Henrichvm Petrvm, Anno M. D. XLV.
Basileae Per Henrichvm Petrvm Mense Martio AN M.D.XLV.
Heinrich PETRI, Basle, 1545.
     
[another edition] Geographiae Claudii Ptolemaei. Partim A Bilibaldo Pirckheymero Translati Ac Commentario Illustrati, Partim Etiam Graecorum Antiquissimorumq Exemplariorum Collatione Emendati Atque In Integrum Restituti ... Facillima Ratione In Tabulis Depictis Deprehendu[n]tur, Conradi Lycosthenis Rubeaque[n]sis Opera Adiecti. Tabulae Nouae Quae Hactenus In Nulla Ptolemaica Editione Uisae Sunt, Per Sebastianum Munsterum. Geographiae Descriptionis ...' [Conrad LYCOSTHENES]
Basileae Ex Officina Henrichii Petri, Mense Martio, Anno M. D. LII.'
Heinrich PETRI, Basle, 1552.
    The text was partly based on Willibald PIRCKHEIMER'S translation, used in editions of the PTOLEMY / FRIES; a short treatise 'De Utilitate Tabularum Geographicarum' by Conrad LYCOSTHENES was added
1548 [Pietro Andrea MATTIOLI ed.] Ptolemeo. La Geografia ...
Nicolo BASCARINI, For Giovanni Battista PEDREZANO, Venice, 1548.
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Maps prepared by Giacomo Gastaldi. There was no Ptolemaic world map and two modern ones.
1561 [Girolamo RUSCELLI ed] La Geografia Di Clavdio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuouamente Tradotta Di Greco In Italiano, Da Girolamo Rvscelli ... Aggiuntoui Vn Pieno Discorso Di M. Gioseppe Moleto ... 
In Venetia, Appresso Vincenzo Valgrisi, M. D. LXI.
Vincenzo VALGRISI, Venice, 1561.
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With an additional 'Discorso Universale' by Gioseppe MOLETIUS. The maps were based on those in the 1548 edition by Giacomo GASTALDI, and were probably engraved by Giulio SANUTO under the direction of his brother, Livio SANUTO
[another edition: Giuseppe MOLETO ed.] Geographia Cl. Ptolemaei ... Olim A Bilibaldo Pirckheimherio Tra[n]slata, At Nunc Multis Codicibus Graecis Collata, Pluribusque In Locis Ad Pristinam Ueritatem Redacta A Iosepho Moletio Mathematico ... 
Venetiis, Apvd Vincentivm Valgrisivm. M D LXII.
Vincenzo VALGRISI, Venice, 1562.
    MOLETO used Wilibald PIRCKHEIMER's translation, from the 1525 Strasbourg edition, as a basis
[another edition: Giuseppe MOLETO ed.] Geographia Cl. Ptolemaei ...
Venetiis, Ex Officina Stellae, Iordani Ziletti. M D L XIIII.
Giordano ZILETTI, Venice, 1564.
    Nordenskiold Collection Catalogue, II, 218
[another edition: RUSCELLI ed.] La Geografia Di Clavdio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Nuouamente Tradotta Di Greco In Italiano, Da Ieronimo Rvscelli ... 
In Venetia, Appresso Giordano Ziletti, Al Segno Della Stella, M. D. LXIIII.
Giordano ZILETTI, Venice, 1564
     
[another edition [Giovanni MALOMBRA ed.] La Geografia Di Clavdio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Già Tradotta Di Greco In Italiano, Da Giero[nimo] Rvscelli: & Hora In Questa Nuoua Editione Da M. Gio. Malombra Ricorretta, & Purgata D'Infiniti Errori...
In Venetia, Appresso Giordano Ziletti M. D. LXXIIII.' Giordano ZILETTI, Venice, 1574.
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The text is RUSCELLI's translation, edited by MALOMBRA, with a new modern map, of the 'Territorio di Roma', added.
[another edition: [Giuseppe ROSACCIO ed.] Geografia Di Clavdio Tolomeo Alessandrino, Tradotta Di Greco Nell'Idioma Volgare Italiano Da Girolamo Rvscelli, Et Hora Nuouamente Ampliata Da Gioseffo Rosaccio...
In Venetia, M D XCVIII. Appresso Gli Heredi Di Melchior Sessa.
HEIRS OF MELCHIOR SESSA, Venice, 1598.
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additional maps of the World and four continents
[another edition: [Giuseppe ROSACCIO ed.] Geografia Di Clavdio Tolomeo Alessandrino...
In Venetia, M D XCIX. Appresso Gli Heredi Di Melchior Sessa.
HEIRS OF MELCHIOR SESSA, Venice, 1599.
     
1578 [Gerard MERCATOR ed.] Tabvlae Geographicae Cl: Ptolemei Admentem Autoris Restitutæ & Emendate Per Gerardum Mercatorem ...
Coloniæ Agrippinae Typis Godefridi Kempensis. Anno Virginei Partvs. M. D. LXXVIII.
Godefrid von KEMPEN [for Gerard MERCATOR], Cologne, 1578.
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  An additional map of Lower Egypt
[another edition: Arnold MYLIUS ed.] Cl. Ptolemaei Alexandrini, Geographiae Libri Octo, Recogniti Iam Et Diligenter Emendati Cum Tabulis Geographicis Ad Mentem Autoris Restitutis Ac Emendatis Per Gerardvm Mercatorem ... M. D. LXXXIV.
Coloniae Agrippinae Typis Godefridi Kempensis. Anno Virginei Partvs, M. D. LXXXIIII.
Gottfried von KEMPEN [for Gerard MERCATOR], Cologne, 1584.
    The text was edited by MYLIUS, using Michael SERVETUS's edited version of Wilibald PICKHEIMER'S text.
[another edition: Petrus MONTANUS ed.] Claudii Ptolemæi Alexandrini Geographiae Libri Octo Græco-Latini Latinè Primùm Recogniti Et Emendati, Cum Tabulis Geographicis Ad Mentem Auctoris Restitutis Per Gerardum Mercatorem: Iam Verò Ad Græca Et Latina Exemplaria À Petro Montano Iterum Recogniti, Et Pluribus Locis Castigati ...
Sumptibus Cornelij Nicolai Et Iodoci Hondij Amsterodammi. 1605.
[Jan THEUNISZ.], For Jodocus HONDIUS Sr. & Cornelis CLAESZ, Amsterdam, 1605.
     
[another edition: Pieter BERTIUS ed.] Theatrum Geographiae Veteris, Duobus Tomis Distinctum, Edente Petro Bertio ... Theatri Geographiae Veteris Tomus Prior In Quo Cl. Ptol. Alexandrini Geographiae Libri VIII Graecé Et Latiné Graeca Ad Codices Palatinos Collata Aucta Et Emendata Sunt Latina Infinitis Locis Correcta Opera P. Bertii ...
Lugduni Batavorum, Excudebat Typis Suis Isaacus Elzevirus Sumptibus Iodoci Hondii, Anno 1618.' [although the Title-page to the second part is dated 1619]
Isaac ELZEVIER, Leiden, For Jodocus HONDIUS Jr., Amsterdam, 1619.
    Among the contributors was Willebrord SNELLIUS.
[another edition] Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti.
Franequerae, Apud Leonardum Strik, Bibliopolam. Trajecti Ad Rhenum, Apud Franciscum Halmam, Acad. Typograph. M.D.C.XCV.
Leonard STRICK, Franeker & François HALMA, Utrecht, 1695.
    The maps have been reworked, with new titles added within the maps
[another edition] Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti. [Engraved title] Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti.' [engraved by Jan van VIANEN]
Trajecti Ad Rhenum, Apud Franciscum Halmam, Guiljelmum Van De Water, Bibliop. Et Franequerae, Apud Leonardum Strick, Bibliop. M.D.C.XCVIII.
François HALMA & Willem van den WATER, Utrecht & Leonard STRICK, Franeker, 1698.
     
[another edition] Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti.
Amstelaedami Apud Franciscum Halmam, Bibliop. Et Trajecti Ad Rhenum, Apud Guiljelmum Van De Water, Bibliop. MDCCIV.
François HALMA, Amsterdam & Willem van den WATER, Utrecht, 1704.
     
[another edition] Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti.
Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Viduam C. Boutestyn, & Fil. & S. Luchtmans, Bibliop. Et Trajecti Ad Rhenum, Apud Guiljelmum Van De Water, Bibliop. MDCCIV.
WIDOW & SON OF C. BOUTESTYN & S. LUCHTMANS, Leiden, & Willem van den WATER, Utrecht, 1704.
     
[another edition] Orbis Antiqui Tabulae Geographicae Secundum Cl. Ptolemaeum
Amstelaedami, Apud R. & J. Wetstenios & Guil, Smith. MDCCXXX.
Rod. & J. WETSTEIN & Willem SMITH, Amsterdam, 1730.
    Text engravings drawn by G.F.L. DEBRIE and performed by K. de PUTTER, dated 1729.
1596 [Giovanni Antonio MAGINI ed.] Geographiae Vniversae Tum Veteris Tum Novae. Auctore Eodem Io. 
Ant. Magino Patavino. Venetiis, M. D.  XCVI. Apud Haeredes Simonis Galignani De Karera.
Heirs Of Simon GALIGNANI [ie. Giovanni Battista & Giorgio GALIGNANI], Venice, 1596.
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Maps engraved by Girolamo PORRO. MAGINI added an extensive additional text.
[another edition: Leonard CERNOTI trans.] 'Geografia Cioe Descrittione Vniversale Della Terra. Nuouamente Con Singolare Studio Rincontrati, & Corretti Dall'Eccell.mo Sig. Gio Ant. Magini. Dal Latino Nell'Italiano Tradotta Dal R.D. Leonardo Cernoti. 
In Venetia, M. D. XCVIII. Apresso Gio. Battista & Giorgio GALIGNANI Fratelli.
Giovanni Battista & Giorgio  GALIGNANI, Venice, 1598.
     
[another edition: Leonard CERNOTI trans.] 'Geografia Cioe Descrittione Vniversale Della Terra. Dal Latino Nell'Italiano Tradotta Dal R.P. Leonardo Cernoti.
In Padova, M. DC. XXI. Appresso Paolo, & Francesco Galignani, Fratelli.
Paolo & Francesco GALIGNANI, Padua, 1621.
     
1597 [after Giovanni Antonio MAGINI] Geographiae Vniversae Tum Veteris Tum Novae ...Auctore Eodem Io. Ant. Magino Patavino. 1597. 
In Celeberrima Agrippinensium Colonia Excudebat Petrus Keschedt.
Petrus KESCHEDT, Cologne, 1597.
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Maps pirated from those of Girolamo PORRO in MAGINI's Venetian edition. The title page is signed with the monogram 'CVP' for Crispin van PASSE Sr.
[another edition] Geographiae Vniversae Tum Veteris Tum Novae ... 1597
In Celeberrima Agrippinensium Colonia Excudebat Petrus Keschedt.
Petrus KESCHEDT, Cologne & Johannes JANSSONIUS (I), Anhem, 1597.
     
[another edition] Geographiae Vniversae Tum Veteris Tum Novae ... 1608.
In Celeberrima Agrippinensium Colonia Excudebat. [The second title, with Keschedt's imprint, is apparently unchanged]
[Petrus KESCHEDT ?], Cologne, 1608
     
[another edition] Ioannis Antonii Magini. Geographiae, Tum Veteris Tum Novae ...
Arnhemii Excudebat Ioannes Ianssonius. Anno 1617.
Johannes JANSSONIUS (I), Anhem, 1617.
    The text was edited by Gaspar ENS, who signed the dedication.

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