Here Berggren and Jones render an exemplary translation of the "Geography" and provide a thorough introduction, which treats the historical and technical background of Ptolemy's work, the contents of the "Geography," and the later history of the work. Also included here are unique color reproductions of maps from manuscripts and early printed editions of the text, representative of the beautiful and practical cartographic artistry that flowed from Ptolemy's work. Historians of science, classicists, and anyone who enjoys beautiful maps or map making will find this work an indispensable addition to their library.
|Hardcover Book, 208 pages||English|
|Princeton University Press (Unknown)||Unknown|
|9780691010427||7.22 x 10.25 x 0.84 inches|
|Geography Earth Sciences|