Mela, Pomponius: Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.
Add: Dionysius Periegetes: De situ orbis. Translated by Priscianus.
Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 18 July 1482.
4to. A-F8.  leaves.
Woodcut map on A1r; woodcut initials.
ISTC im00452000; Goff M452; BMC V 286; Bod-inc M-179.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Ferguson An-y.21 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||John Ferguson (1837-1916), Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow: source unknown; purchased 22 Mar. 1889 according to Ferguson’s pencil acquisition note on front pastedown, together with his note concerning another copy “Rosenthal’s Cat. 100 Jan. Feb. 1899 No 1102, price 250 M[arks] - or £12.10/ !”
University of Glasgow: Ferguson collection purchase, 1921.
|Binding:||18th-century(?) vellum, covers decorated with double blind fillets and lozenge-shaped centre-piece; manuscript spine title. Size: 204 x 153 mm.|
|Leaf size:||199 x 144 mm.|
|Annotations:||Marginal annotations in an early hand on C1r-C1v; numbers “I” – “XV” (denoting divisions of text) supplied in faded red in top margin of many leaves in the Pomponius Mela.|
|Decoration:||Woodcut initials decorated in blue or faded red; paragraph marks supplied in faded red.|