|Title||Geography delineated forth in two bookes : containing the sphaericall and topicall parts thereof / by Nathanael Carpenter, fellow of Exceter Colledge in Oxford |
|Detail Depicted||Paper - Techniques - Watermarks (Leaf 2N*1; other half seen on leaf 2N*4 image) |
|Creator/Author||Nathanael Carpenter [Carpenter, Nathanael, 1589-1628?] |
|Publisher||for Henry Cripps [Cripps, Henry, d. ca. 1661, bookseller] |
|Place of Publication||Oxford [England - Oxford] |
|Date of Publication||An.Dom. 1625 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Geography -- Early works to 1800|
Cosmography -- Early works to 1800
|Genre Heading||Early printed books--1601-1700 (17th century)
|Bibliographic Elements||2 v. in 1 (, 274,  ; , 286,  p., 4 folded leaves of tables) : ill. ; 19 cm |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Printed by Iohn Lichfield and William Turner, printers to the famous Vniversity |
[Lichfield, John, fl. 1605-1635, printer]
[Turner, William, d. 1643, printer]
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Binding||Bound in contemporary spattered leather.|
Sewn on 4 alum-tawed pigskin thongs.
Linen headbands in 2 colors.
Simple blind rolls on both covers.
Original linen spine lining visible.
All edges trimmed and spattered.
Small leather bookplate of Herschel V. Jones on front pastedown. "H.E.H. DUPL. [Henry E. Huntington?]" stamped in ink on back pastedown.
|General Notes||Signatures: bk. 1: [par.]-2[par.][superscript 4] A-I[superscript 4] K-M[superscript 8] N-2H[superscript 4] 2I[superscript 2] [$3 (-F3, 2I2; +BFKLM4) signed; missigning A3 as A5, 2B2 as B2, 2D3 as D3, 2H3 as Y3]; 246 leaves, pp.   2-274  [misnumbering 32 as 18, 104 as 108, 144 as 143, 242-243 as 232-233, 272 as 172];|
bk. 2: *-2*[superscript 4] A-Z[superscript 4], 2A*-2N*[superscript 4] [$3 signed]; 152 leaves, pp.  1-286  [misnumbering 278 as 273]
Vol. 2 has title: Geography the second booke, containing the generall topicall part thereof. Foldout charts at leaves 2[par.]1 and 2F3.
Decorated initials, and head- and tailpieces.
Paper materials: long hair on leaf H2 of book 2.
|Previous Owners||John L. Lievsay|
Herschel V. Jones
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare Books G120.C29 1625 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004. |
|Content||Written by a fellow of Exeter College, the book concerns the theory and principles of geography. "The author maintains that the earth is the centre of the universe, the sun and planets revolving round it!" Madan. "California is mentioned as the fifth continent. The author remarks that California is "by a Spanish chart taken by the Hollanders, discovered to be an iland" and not part of the continent as supposed." Sabin (See Book II, p.115) Geography is divided into The Spherical Part, or that for the study of which mathematics alone is required, and The Topical Part, or the description of the physical relations of parts of the earths surface, preferring this division to that favored by the ancient geographers into general and special. It is distinguished from other English geographical books of the period by confining attention to the principles of geography, and not describing the countries of the world. Sources: http://www.krownspellman.com/cgi-bin/spellman/4128.html; http://62.1911encyclopedia.org/G/GE/GEOGRAPHY.htm |
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