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Universalio[r] cogniti orbis tabula ex recentibus confect[a] observationibus. [cartographic material]. 





Place of creation




1 map : Print ; 38.9 x 53.4.
Cartographic material
90: Open
Other accession no.
80101/245 CA
Local class no.
A/10000/[1508] (2 copies)

Terms of use

Copyright: Expired = Domaine public

Additional information

Copy 1 - From MacD. Coll.; Copy 2 - C43736; In G 1005; 1508; fol. Vault; Copy 1 and Copy 2; Nondenskiold ref. 203

In: Ptolemy: Geographia, Rome 1508. In some instances it is found in the 1507 edition too. This map, according to G. H. Beans [Imago Mondi, v. 5, 1948, p. 72], exists in three states. State I. "The earliest state is easily identified by the absence of Oceanos which, in the later states will be found around the curved side of the map. Also, certain arms of the ocean are not yet named...In the West Indies...LE 1100 VIRGIE appears to near the lengthy inscription adjacent. CANIBALI appears east of MATININA..." State II. "LE 1100 VIRGIE has been erased from the plate and redrawn, a bit further down, [as] LEXI MIL VIRGINE. The name of the island CANIBALI name has been moved to an island just off the coast of South America, where it appears as CANIBALOS IN. The Gulf of Guinea inscribed AGISIMB SINVS, the Bay of Bengal is named SINVS GAGETICVS and the SINVS MAGNVS is named." State III. "The arms of the ocean between GRVENLANT and TERRA NOVA is now inscribed SINVS GRVENLANTIVS, and PLISACVS SINVS

is similarly added to the plate as a name to the arm west of the combinedJapan - Cuba. PELAGVS BONE SPERANZE is added off the CAPE of Good Hope SEYLAN OCEANVS is added at the extreme end of the map below Malaya..." In addition to these, the NMC copy contains the following amendments: (1) On the west coast of Malaya, between MODOCHA and MALAQVILCHO a name is incompletely erased. It is possible that the name was MALAQUILCHO which was later put in its proper location. (2) Similarly, just farther north on the same coast a name under EVLAPA is incompletely erased.

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The microfiche version is NMC19268 (copy 1)


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