Item #000010062 Strabonos Geographikon Bibloi [17]; Strabonis Rerum Geographicarum Libri XVII [= The Seventeen Books of Strabo's Geographical Matters; Strabo's Geography]. Strabonos, Strabo.
Strabonos Geographikon Bibloi [17]; Strabonis Rerum Geographicarum Libri XVII [= The Seventeen Books of Strabo's Geographical Matters; Strabo's Geography]

Strabonos Geographikon Bibloi [17]; Strabonis Rerum Geographicarum Libri XVII [= The Seventeen Books of Strabo's Geographical Matters; Strabo's Geography]

Amstelaedami [= Amsterdam]: Joannem Wolters, 1707. Later edition. Hardcover. 2 vol. Folio. [42], 677, [3]; [2], 681-1329, [99], pp. Bound in early nineteenth century diced calf with gold rules on each board and gilt decorations on the boards' edges and to the turn-ins, spines in seven compartments with gold rules and lettering on the spine; all edges decoratively marbled. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Title page printed in red and black. Illustrated with an engraved title page, the publisher's device on the title page, a few in-text engravings, and with engraved initials and tailpieces. With the half-titles. Text in two columns. Text in ancient Greek with the introduction, notes, and commentary in Latin. Added to this edition is the notes of G. Xylandrius, I. Casauboni, F. Morellius, Jac. Palmerius, various other notes from diverse commentators, and a section of passages or "Chrestomathiae" from Strabo, in Greek and Latin. The Chrestomathiae are in Latin and Greek in parallel columns. The ammended and expanded text of Casaubon, beautifully printed and with a complete commentary and philological critique of Strabo (as per Graesse). Dibdin 434. Graesse 506. Moss 621. Oxford Classical Dictionary 1447. With the armorial bookplate of Lord Kinnaird, likely of the seventh or eighth Lord to hold this title. Strabo was antiquity’s most important geographer, and wrote his magnum opus during the Augustan age. His work fuses history, ethnography, geography, and philosophy. Strabo intended his work as a guide for Roman statesmen on navigating the expanding empire. He discusses Asia Minor, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Italy, Britain, Ethiopia, what is now Mauritania, France, and other European locales in his colossal dissertation on the ancient world. A well-traveled man, Strabo provides important historical evidence of how Greece and Rome related to one another during the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius. A beautiful set of one of the most essential sources of ancient history and geography. Near Fine. Item #000010062

A Near Fine set with minute wear to the extremities of volume one; leaves are overall clean with a few showing a faint spot of yellowing and a few showing discreet, early nineteenth-century or older, underlining.

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