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Mela (Pomponius) and others. De situ orbis..., collation: a-z8, A-F8, G4 (q8 and G3 blank), woodcut Aldine device on title and verso of otherwise blank G4, old vellum endleaves, new endpapers, contemporary vellum with yapp edges, repaired and recased, 8vo (160 x 100 mm.), Venice, in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae Soceri, 1518.
⁂ First Aldine edition of this geographical assembly: the brief guide to Roman topography and monuments in the first century A.D. (pp. 200-214), supposedly compiled by a contemporary, is more likely the work of a humanist of the late C15 or very early C16; the first printed editions appear to be Milan, c. 1503-06, and Venice, 1505 - good guess is Aulo Giano Parrasio (Parrhasius).
Provenance: Signature on title-page of Jules de Thiballier of Nemours, the C16 Seigneur de Villebourgen, Marechal des Logis du Roi, and book-collector.
Literature: Ahmanson-Murphy 171; Renouard 71:6; Adams M1053; EDIT16 CNCE 46864; Gaston, ed., Pirro Ligorio, 23-24; Renouard 1518:3 (p. 83); Bibliotheca Fictiva. no. 303

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Mela (Pomponius) and others. De situ orbis, Venice, in

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