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Nicolaus Germanus (15th cent.) (Cartographer)


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1482
Place Term: [Ulm]
Publisher: [Lienhart Holle]
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KB+ 1482 (Ptolemaeus, C. Cosmographia)
Content : "Maps ... redrawn, corrected and improved ... by Nicolaus Donis ... [who] also added the five modern maps, one of which contains the first printed representation of Greenland, laid down as a peninsula of northern Europe under the name of Engronelant."--Sabin 66472.

Content : Imperfect: hinged throughout; first leaf inlaid.

Content : Roman type (Proctor 2556); 2 columns, 44-45 lines. With initial spcaes, hisoriated and ornamental woodcut initialsand signature marks; without catchwords and foliation. On the verso of all but 5 of the maps is descriptive text within ornamental woodcut borders. Initials, maps, bordersand 2 diagrams colored by hand.

Content : Signatures: a¹⁰, b-g⁸, h¹²⁻¹, 64 l. unsigned.

Content : Translated by Jacopo d'Angelo.

Content : With engraver's inscription at the top of the first map: .Jnsculptum est per Johannẽ. Schnitzer de Arm[esset]heim. /

Content : With printed text on l. 133a.

Content : L. 1a: Beatissimo Patri Pavlo Se / cvndo Potifici Maximo. / Donis Nicolavs Germanvs / N / On me fugit beatissime pater. Cũq[us] summo / ingenio exquisitaq[us] doctrina ptolomeus cos / mographus pinxisse ...

Content : L. 2a, col. 2: ... Clavdii Ptholomei Viri / Alexandrini Cosmogra / phie Liber Primvs Incipit / In Qvo Differt Cosmogra phia A Corographia. Capi. I. /

Content : Colophon, l. 133b: Clavdii Ptolomei Viri A / lexandrini Cosmographie / Octavvs Et Vltimus Liber / Explicit / Opvs Donni Nicolai Germa / ni Secvndum Ptolomevm / Finit. / Anno MCCCCLXXXII. Avgv / sti Vero Kalendas. XVII. / Imprssvm [sic] Vlme Per Ingeni / osvm Virvm Leonardvm / Hol Prefati Oppidi Civis[?] /

Ownership: Lenox.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC : 28258195
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14376374
UUID: c7dcdad0-c606-012f-5325-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1482: Issued
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "[Map of the world.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1482. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/af820f35-9862-a52b-e040-e00a180644a5

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "[Map of the world.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 6, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/af820f35-9862-a52b-e040-e00a180644a5

APA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1482). [Map of the world.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/af820f35-9862-a52b-e040-e00a180644a5

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[Map of the world.]