Graeciae Descriptio.

Creator

Pausanias.

Title

Graeciae Descriptio.

Publisher

Venice: Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresani,

Date

July 1516.

Description

The editio princeps of Pausanias’s description of Greece is a valuable resource for the history, nature and archaeological sites of the area as related by a second century CE eyewitness. The preface explains that the running titles provide the reader with a quick reference to the content of each page. Aldus had planned to issue an edition of Pausanias as early as 1497, and in 1502 thanked Johannes Calpurnius for the loan of the manuscript on which this edition is based. Bound in 18th-century green goatskin by Nicolas-Denis Derôme (dit le Jeune). Previously owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872) and John ely-Hutchinson (1881–1956).

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Pausanias., “Graeciae Descriptio. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed December 19, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/292.

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