Taes Ellados Periaegaesis (Greek), hoc est Graeciae descriptio accurata,

Pausanias.

Taes Ellados Periaegaesis (Greek), hoc est Graeciae descriptio accurata,

qua Lector ceu manu per eam regionem circumductior: cum Latina Romuli Amasaei interpretatione. Accesserunt Gul. Xylandri & Frid. Sylbergii annotationes, ac Novae Notae Ioachimi Kuhnii.

Description: title in red and black with engraved printer's device (Pegasus), double column text in Greek and Latin, a tendency to browning, not consistent and never severe, a lttle more pronounced towards the end, a few scattered spots, pp. [26], 898, 899-943 numbered as columns, [76], folio contemporary ivory vellum, overlapping fore-edges, lettered in ink on the spine, lettering a bit faded, vellum a little soiled, very good

Publication Details: Leipzig: Thomas Fritsch, 1696

Notes: Monumental edition of this celebrated work, edited by Joachim Kühn, and supplemented with the Latin translation by the humanist Romolo Quirino Amaseo, which first appeared in Rome in 1547. The editio princeps had been published in 1516 by Aldus's heirs. "Since its rediscovery in the Renaissance Pausanias' work has been recognised as a valuable source for ancient Greece, a mine of antiquarian, historical and topographical information on various purposes ... From the seventeenth century onward visitors to Greece found Pausanias' work an excellent resource for the reconstruction of the country's...more

Bibliography: (Schweiger I, 224: Dibdin II, 272 "emphatically and justly called the 'ed. opt. of Pausanias'")

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Price: £1,250

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1696

Stock Number: 61882

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