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'Geographiæ descriptio,' a popular Latin description of Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Western Asia

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MS. Add. A. 98

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'Geographiæ descriptio', a popular Latin description of Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and (fol. 45) Western Asia.

At the end a hand contemporary with the MS. has written 'Isaac Newton' twice, but the signature does not at all resemble published signatures of sir Isaac Newton, and a later note ('is the Author of this Treatice of Geographia') is not convincing: sir Isaac may possibly have owned the volume.

The u's throughout the book are marked with a rounded tick.

Dates

  • written in the second half of the 17th century on the Continent

Extent

66 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 98, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 98

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18705

Abstract

'Geographiæ descriptio,' a popular Latin description of Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Western Asia, written in the second half of the 17th century on the Continent.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28928.

Custodial History

'Ex Bibliotheca Richard Mead, M.D.' (d. 1754).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library at the Enschedé sale at Haarlem on Dec. 9, 1867 (lot 1073), for £8 5s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

6 3/4 × 4 5/8 in.
Title
'Geographiæ descriptio,' a popular Latin description of Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Western Asia
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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