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  • Ptolemaic World Map from ‘Geographia’ [Object]

    When the works of the classical geographer, astronomer and mathematician Claudius Ptolemy began to emerge from obscurity in the early 1400s, his most famous book 'Geographia' (sometimes called 'Cosmographia') was...

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  • Geographia di Francesco Berlinghieri… [Object]

    ‘Modern’ maps of Spain, France, Italy and Palestine were included in this edition of Ptolemy, which was translated by Francesco Berlinghieri into Italian verse and produced in Florence in 1480. Contains...

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  • World Map from Ptolemy’s ‘Geographia’ [Object]

    This world map is one of the earliest maps to show the New World, and in a commentary accompanying the map, Ruysch claimed to have sailed to the New World,...

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