Mela, Pomponius: Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.
Edited by Hermolaus Barbarus.
[Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, ca. 1498]
4to. a-h4 i6.  leaves. Woodcut initials.
ISTC im00454000; Goff M454; Walsh 2535; Bod-inc M-180.
Goff, Proctor and others assign to Simon Bevilaqua. IGI, followed by CIBN, assigns to the Printer of the 'Nomen Jesu', but see Walsh's reasons for rejecting the latter attribution – ISTC.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian By.3.13 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: source unknown.
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “N.6.5”.
|Binding:||18th-century brown calf decorated with triple gold fillets; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; red-edged leaves; green silk bookmark. Size: 205 x 150 mm.|
|Leaf size:||201 x 143 mm.|
|Annotations:||Unidentified symbol written in ink at lower outer corner of first leaf of some gatherings; early signature collation given on the blank page i6v; 18th-century code in ink on rear free endpaper “nbatt” or perhaps “12batt” with a bar above and below the code.|