Strabonis rerum geographicarum Libri XVII. Isaacus Casavbonus recensuit, summoque studio & diligentia, ope etiam veterum codicum, emedauit, ac Commentariis illustrauit, & secundis curis cumulate exornauit, quae nunc primum prodeunt. Adiuncta est etiam Gvlielmi Xylandri Augustani Latina versio ab eodem Casaubono recognita. Accessere Fed. Morelli Professorum Reg. Decani, in eundem Geographum Obseruatiunculae. STRABO.

Strabonis rerum geographicarum Libri XVII. Isaacus Casavbonus recensuit, summoque studio & diligentia, ope etiam veterum codicum, emedauit, ac Commentariis illustrauit, & secundis curis cumulate exornauit, quae nunc primum prodeunt. Adiuncta est etiam Gvlielmi Xylandri Augustani Latina versio ab eodem Casaubono recognita. Accessere Fed. Morelli Professorum Reg. Decani, in eundem Geographum Obseruatiunculae.

Paris. Typis Regiis, 1620. Hardcover. thick folio, 35cm, (in 6's); [12],843,[1](blank),[112](Index),[2],282,[8]., pp., in eighteenth-century full calf, real raised bands, full gilt fleur-de-lies and borders, rebacked, rubricated title page, (in red and black), engraved armorial device (royal coat-of-arms of Louis XIII of France) on title-page, numerous engraved historiated initials and head and tail-pieces, Greek text and Latin translation in parallel columns, small scuff at heel of title-page, affecting letters 'm' of cum' and 'p' of 'privilegio , tiny bumhole in l leaf (no affect) and small stain in 1 margin of Casaubon's commentary; nal 4 leaves slightly crumpled and browned; overall, a very good attractove complete copy, with the signature "Orrery 1739" and the armorial bookplate of "Cork & Orrery". (cgc). Brunet I/I 554: "Edition estime pour sa correction et sa beaut". Graesse VI, p. 505: "Excellente ditionfaite sur 4 mss. ". Schweiger, "Handbuch der Classischen Bibliographic", I, p. 303. Born c. 63 B., C.E. Strabo was a Greek geographer and historian. He "chie y employed Greek authorities (the Alexandrian geographers Polybius, Posidonius and Theophanes of Mytilene, the companion of Pompey) and made comparatively little use of Roman authorities. .Moreover Strabo probably amassed his material in the library of Alexandria, so that Greek authorities would naturally furnish the great bulk of his collections. The work consists of seventeen books, of which the seventh is imperfect. The first two are introductory, the next eight deal with Europe (two being devoted to Spain and Gaul, two to Italy and Sicily, one to the north and east of Europe, and three to Greek lands). The eleventh book treats the main divisions of Asia and the more easterly districts, the next three of Asia Minor. Book xv. deals with India and Persia, book xvi. with Assyria, Babylonia, Syria and Arabia, and the closing book with Egypt and Africa." "Diese zweite Ausgabe des Casaubonus ist sehr verbessert und vermeht, und schon und correkt abgedruckt."- (Schweiger). Gulielmus Xylander ( Wilhelm Holtzman) (I532-I576), author and editor of several important works, was the able translator of this edition, and Isaac Casaubon (1559-I614) , one of the most learned classical scholars of his day, revised the text and wrote a lengthy commentary and criticism of the work. "The Aldine (Venice, 1516) was unfortunately based on a very corrupt MS. The first substantial improvements in the text were due to Casaubon (Geneva, 1587; Paris, 1620), whose text remained the basis of subsequent editions." -(Encycl. Brit. 1911, vol. 25, p. 974). This edition is generally considered to be the best until the publication of the Korai edition in 1816-I819. An important work, om the library of John Boyle, Fifth Earl of Cork & Orrery (1707-1 762), author, and friend of Swift, Pope and Johnson. Item #40263

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