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. . . Travelling. this makes men wiser, but less happy . . .
letter from Thomas Jefferson to peter carr, august 10, 1787.
Dionysii orbis descriptio. Gr. Lat. 8 vo.
1815 Catalogue, page 117, no. 111, as above, Hill.
Διονυσίου Ο(’ι)κουμηνης [ sic ] 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 . . .] Londini: typis M. Clark, impensis J. Martyn, 1679, 1678.
8vo. 2 parts in 1, 240 leaves, Greek and 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 sources.
Lowndes II, 649.
STC D1521.
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. 12 mo.
1815 Catalogue, page 117, no. 1, as above.
MELA, Pomponius.
Pomponii Melae De Situ Orbis Libri III. Ad veterum exemplarium fidem castigati. Lugduni Batavorum: ex Officina Luchtmanniana [ex Typographia Dammeana] mdccxliii . [1743.]
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.
Ebert 13633.
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.
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