Mela, Pomponius: Cosmographia, sive De situ orbis.
Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478.
4to. a-f8.  leaves.
Collation is a-f8 (as in BMC) and not a-g8 (as given in Bod-inc).
Woodcut initials printed in colour.
ISTC im00450000; Goff M450; BMC V 195; Bod-inc M-178.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.2 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Provenance:||Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman: armorial bookplate “The Honble Charles James Fox” (Franks 11142) remounted on a later flyleaf tipped-in at front.
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: letter tipped-in at front from the bookseller and publisher, George Nicol (1740?-1828) “G. Nicol presents his Compts to Dr. Hunter & has sent him the Pomponius Mela which he bought at Mr. Fox’s sale for £1. 5. Strand Thursday June 14th.”
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “W.7.10”.
|Binding:||Early limp vellum (16th century?) lettered in ink on spine “Melle 1477”; a remboîtage (original folds, stitch marks and remains of a manuscript title visible). Size: 200 x 148 mm.|
|Leaf size:||199 x 146 mm.|