Geographia. Selections. English

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  • Ptolemy's Geographia [Electronic resource] : Books I & II

Ptolemy, 2nd cent.


Francis, Louis (ed.)


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Translations -- Great Britain -- 20th century
Electronic publications -- Great Britain -- 20th century
Commentaries -- Great Britain -- 20th century

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Claudii Ptolemaei Geographia / edidit Carolus Fridericus Augustus Nobbe Ptolemy, 2nd cent. Nobbe, Karl Friedrich August, 1791-1878 : Editio stereotypa 3 v. ; 14 cm. Sumptibus et typis Caroli Tauchnitii Lipsiae: 1843-1845

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A translation into English and a commentary on Ptolemy's Geographia Books I & II, which contain a discussion of the art of mapmaking and an exhaustive description of the northern Roman Empire. It allows us to see not only the region through Ptolemy's eyes in the second century AD., but also the view of the cartographer Marinus, of unknown date, but almost certainly well before the occupation of Britain in 43AD

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