Stuttgart 2021

Our catalogue for the Stuttgart Rare Book Fair, online Friday 29th January to Sunday 1st February, includes the first appearance in print of the famous Macrobian world map (see illustration), the most influential of all pre-Renaissance views of the world, including an antipodean, southern continent.

Printed in Brescia, in the first decade of printing there, this strikingly handsome production is the first edition of Macrobius’s Commentary on the Dream of Scipio to print the scientific diagrams and the world map.