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Pomponii Melae de Situ Orbis


Author/Editor: Pomponius Mela
Year: 1744
Publisher: Johann Gottlieb Vierling Hof, Germany
Binding: Hardback
Size: 12mo
Overall condition: Good
Book weight (kg): 0.181

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Edited by Heinz Meisner of Silesia, printed/published by Johann Gottlieb Vierling in Hof (Curia Variscorum) (Hof in 1744 would have belonged to the Principality of Bayreuth and is now in Bavaria). Half vellum, marbled paper covered boards. Contents: title (blank verso), 2 page dedication to Johann Martin Albert, Johann Christoph Schilling and Christian Friedrich Knauer, then Dedication 6 pp, Praefatio 10 pp, then Ex. Gerardo Ioanne Vossio, de Historicis Latinis 3 pp, then a laudatory verse to the editor by Johann Christian Schlotter, then the Situ Orbis (numbered pp 1-87), then three indexes, viz Index I, Argumenta Capitum Sistens, Index II Res Notatu Dignas exhibens, Index III Mominum Eorumque Propriorum. A large, clear typeface. Name etc of previous owner, dated May 1751, in Latin to front free end paper. This same name, and a subsequent one (‘J. P. Crecelius et nunc F. G. Habel’, at my best reading) to title page. Condition: Boards very rubbed and worn; damage to rear board especially. Some inevitable age-yellowing to pages. Binding firm.