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A: Vicenza, Veneto, Italy

The First Printed Edition of the First Geography Contains No Maps

Ptolemy 1476 with armillary sphere model

Ptolemy with an armillary sphere model, by Joos van Ghent and Pedro Berruguete, 1476. Preserved in the Louvre.

On September 13, 1475 Claudius Ptolemaeus's (Ptolemy's) Cosmographia or Geographia, translated from Greek into Latin by humanist Giacomo d'Angelo da Scarperia (Jacopo d’Angelo (Jacopus Angelus) da Scarperia), and edited by Angelius Vadius and Barnabas Picardus, was first published as a printed book in Vicenza, Italy by Hermannus Liechtenstein, without any maps.

ISTC no. ip01081000.

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