Opera… editio novissima…. Ambrosius Theodosius MACROBIUS.
Opera… editio novissima…
Opera… editio novissima…
Opera… editio novissima…

Opera… editio novissima…
Opera… editio novissima…

London: T. Dring & C. Harper, 1694.

Octavo, with an additional engraved allegorical title, letterpress title printed in red & black, complete with the often missing imprimatur leaf at start; with a map and other figures in the text;; early eighteenth-century calf with contemporary armorial bookplate.

First appearance of Macrobius in England

The first edition of Macrobius to be printed in England, a fully-indexed "modern" critical version with notes by Pontanus, Meursius and Gronovius, and illustrated with numerous figures including the famous world map (p. 106) showing a massive antipodal southern continent. By the time of this edition, some two centuries after its first appearance in print, the map has become somewhat simplified. Its large southern continent now carries the legend "Perusta inhabitabilis / Temperata".

The first edition of Macrobius to be printed in England, a fully-indexed "modern" critical version with notes by Pontanus, Meursius and Gronovius, and illustrated with numerous figures including the famous world map (p. 106) showing a massive antipodal southern continent. By the time of this edition, some two centuries after its first appearance in print, the map has become somewhat simplified. Its large southern continent now carries the legend "Perusta inhabitabilis / Temperata".

Shirley, 13n; Wing, M229.

Price (AUD): $3,700.00  other currencies     Ref: #3208546

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