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Fourth map of Europe (Germany) in gold border. Commentary text in brown border with gold rubrics and 4-line gold initial on blue and green field.

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Names
Ptolemy (2nd cent.) (Author)
Nicolaus Germanus (15th cent.) (Cartographer)
Collection

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.

Geographia.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1460
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 97
Topics
Germany
Notes
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Ownership : Original coat of arms scraped off. Early owner "L.B." from arms now on f. 1.

Content : 1 scribe.

Content : 27 maps. On f.1, 10-line gold initial with vinescroll extending into border. Gold rubric. Coat of arms. 9-line gold initials with vinescroll appear at openings of major sections. Throughout are 4-line gold initials on green, red and pink fields.

Content : 55 lines in two columns, ruled in light pencil. Prickings occasionally visible.

Content : Cherub presiding over coat of arms on f. 1.

Content : Dated to the 1460s; reminiscent of a Ptolemy now in Modena made for Borso d'Este. According to notes in the dossier, the maps by Germanus in this manuscript were the source for the maps in several printed editions from 1478 and following.

Content : De Ricci, 1330. Rosenthal article. Notes in library dossier. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.

Content : Nicholas Germanus, cartographer

Content : Parchment

Content : Translated into Latin by Iacobus Angelus.

Content: Translation published in 1932 by E. L. Stevenson reproduces the maps from this manuscript. The manuscript is foliated through the main text (ends f. 55v), then paginated on map pages. Description continues folio numbers for the map pages.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPW89-A695
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: 081ed9f0-c5cc-012f-18d6-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1460: Created
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Fourth map of Europe (Germany) in gold border. Commentary text in brown border with gold rubrics and 4-line gold initial on blue and green field." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1460. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e685-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Fourth map of Europe (Germany) in gold border. Commentary text in brown border with gold rubrics and 4-line gold initial on blue and green field." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e685-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1460). Fourth map of Europe (Germany) in gold border. Commentary text in brown border with gold rubrics and 4-line gold initial on blue and green field. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e685-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Fourth map of Europe (Germany) in gold border.  Commentary text in brown border with gold rubrics and 4-line gold initial on blue and green field.