. . . Travelling. this makes men wiser, but less happy . . .
to peter carr, august 10, 1787.
Dionysii orbis descriptio.
1815 Catalogue, page 117, no. 111, as above,
Διονυσίου Ο(’ι)κουμηνης [
] Περιήγησις, μετ(`α) Τ(
φω)ν Ευσταθιου ‘Υπομνηματων. Dionysii Orbis descriptio; commentario critico et Geographico (in quo Controversiæ pleræque quæ in veteri Geographia occurrunt, explicantur,
et obscura plurima elucidantur) ac Tabulis illustrata. A Gulielmo Hill, A. M. Textui etiam subjungitur Figurarum quæ apud Dionysium occurrunt . . . systema, in usum Tyronum . . . [Grammaticarum in Dionysii Περιηγησιν Annotationum Systema, in usum Tyronum concinnatum . . .]
8vo. 2 parts in 1, 240 leaves,
Latin text on opposite pages, engraved folded maps, illustrations; the title for the second part has the imprint of
M. Clark with the date
1687; a copy of this edition was not available for collation. The above
title was taken from the British Museum Catalogue, Arber, and other
Lowndes II, 649.
Arber I, 344.
Dionysius Periegetes, about whose life nothing positive is known, wrote this description of the Greek habitable world in Greek hexameter verse;
it was translated into Latin, and frequently reprinted.
William Hill, 1619-1667, English classical scholar, published his first edition in 1658. This was a popular school book for a number of
years and appeared in a number of editions.
Pomponius Mela de situ orbis.
1815 Catalogue, page 117, no. 1, as above.
Pomponii Melae De Situ Orbis Libri III. Ad veterum exemplarium fidem castigati. Lugduni Batavorum
: ex Officina
12mo. 120 leaves, engraved frontispiece-title by and after J. v. d. Spyk, printed title in red and black, index on 40 leaves at the end. The dedication to John Ward by Abraham Gronovius is dated from Lugduni Batavorum, A. D. xv. Kal. Jul. A. MDCCXLIII.
This edition not in Brunet.
Graesse V, 403.
Pomponius Mela, fl. c. A.D. 43, was the earliest Roman geographer. The first edition of his work was printed in Milan in 1471. This edition
of 1743, by Abraham Gronovius (1695-1775), Dutch scholar, is without notes.