Reisch, Gregor (1503 Ptolemy)

From: Gregor Reisch, Margarita philosophica. [Freiburg, Joannes Schott, 1503.]

map size: 29 x 42 cm.

This Ptolemaic woodcut map is located in signature o between leaves 7 and 8. It differs from the one published in the 1490 edition of Ptolemy, containing Reisch's note: "islands not known to Ptolemy" which appears to be the first cartographic suggestion that more lands existed than Ptolemy had known, thus marking the beginning of the trend away from blind acceptance of Ptolemy.

Catalog record and call number: TC Wilson Library Bell 1503 Re Non-Circulating