geography of Ptolemy elucidated by Thomas Glazebrook Rylands

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  • Ptolemy, 2nd cent,
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Statementby Thomas Glazebrook Rylands.
ContributionsScott, William Robert, 1868-1940., John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress)
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LC ClassificationsG87.P9 R9
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Paginationxx, 97 p., 21, 2 leaves of plates :
Number of Pages97
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Open LibraryOL6952210M
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Geography geography of Ptolemy elucidated book Ptolemy elucidated. Dublin: Printed for the author by Ponsonby and Weldrick, PTOLEMY ELUCIDATED. ^l which the parallel and meridian circles intercept upon each other.

By this I mean the parallels cut off the arcs of the meridian between themselves and the Equator, wliile the meridians cut ofP those arcs which lie between them, both on the parallels and the Equator. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time. Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical study and scientific by: The Geography consists of three sections, divided among 8 books.

Book I is a treatise on cartography, describing the methods used to assemble and arrange Ptolemy's data. From Book II through the beginning of Book VII, a gazetteer provides longitude and latitude values for the world known to the ancient Romans (the "ecumene").

The Geography. Second-century classic of civilization listed over 8, places in Europe, Africa and Asia, tabulated according to latitude and longitude. Excellent reproduction of the rare first and definitive English translation, published in a limited edition of /5(17).

A translation into English of Ptolemy's Geographia Books I & II, which contain a discussion of the art of mapmaking and an exhaustive description of the northern Roman Empire. It allows us to see not only the region through Ptolemy's eyes in the second century AD. The book that is now generally known as the Almagest (from a hybrid of Arabic and Greek, “the greatest”) was called by Ptolemy Hē mathēmatikē syntaxis (“The Mathematical Collection”) because he believed that its subject, the motions of the heavenly bodies, could be explained in mathematical terms.

In his work Geographia, written about ADPtolemy described and compiled all knowledge about the world’s geography in the Roman Empire of the 2 nd century.

A substantial undertaking in scholarship of the day, Geographia was written in eight volumes. The first part discusses the problems of projections, that is, Author: Rachel Quist.

Ptolemy erroneously assumed a short circumference of the earth, which ended up convincing Christopher Columbus that he could reach Asia by sailing west from Europe.

Additionally, Ptolemy showed the Indian Ocean as a large inland sea, bordered on Author: Matt Rosenberg. Ptolemy's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time.

Written in the second century AD, for more than fifteen centuries it was the most detailed topography of Europe and Asia available and the best reference on how to gather data and draw by: Read this biography of Ptolemy – The Greek Geographer (A.D.

Claudius Ptolemy was a native of Egypt. He lived and wrote at Alexandria about the middle of the 2nd century of the Christian era. Ptolemy was one of those geniuses who developed sound principles of mathematical geography.

Ptolemy, Geography Maps by Nicholas Germanus, In Latin, ca. This map of Greece and the Geography of Ptolemy elucidated book, very rich in detail and elegant in execution, corresponds to the coordinates in the preceding manuscript [Vat.

lat. The trapezoidal projection, reducing the distortion of longitudinal distances in a rectangular projection by having the meridians converge toward the pole, was the invention of. A 15th-century manuscript copy of the Ptolemy world map, reconstituted from Ptolemy's Geography (circa AD ), indicating the countries of "Serica" and "Sinae" at the extreme east, beyond the island of "Taprobane" (Sri Lanka, oversized) and the "Aurea Chersonesus" (Malay Peninsula).Born: c.

ADEgypt, Roman Empire. Introduction Ptolemy’s Geography is a treatise on cartography, the only book on that subject to have survived from classical antiquity.

Like Ptolemy’s writings on astronomy and optics, the Geography is a highly original work, and it had a profound influ- ence on File Size: KB.

Figure 1. The ‘Tabulae’ in Ptolemy’s Geographia. As it is known, the importance of Ptolemy’s Geographia had “declined” for almost 10 centuries coming back in 13 th c. thanks to Byzantine scholars in Constantinople influenc-ing profoundly the revival of world’s geography and cartography in the Renaissance.

ThisFile Size: KB. Known mostly from the writings of Claudius Ptolemy, he is thought to have lived cAD and we can deduce he was the founder of mathematical geography and cartography by assigning to each place latitude and longitude.

Ptolemy discusses his work but not the man. 8) Claudius Ptolemy (please note there are at least 10 basic versions of the text). Ptolemy's Geographia in digits.

Most of these methods can be effective only insofar as Ptolemy's Geography is regarded as an example of what David Woodward called "equipollent-coordinate space.

Claudius Ptolemaeus (circa –circa ), known as Ptolemy, was an astronomer, mathematician, and geographer of Greek descent who lived and worked in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. In his Geography, Ptolemy gathered all the geographic knowledge possessed by the Greco-Roman world.

He used a system of grid lines to plot the latitude and longitude of some 8, places on a map that. Ptolemy’s Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time.

Written in the second century AD, for more than fifteen centuries it was the most detailed topography of Europe and Asia available and the best reference on how to gather data and draw maps. Ptolemy championed the use of astronomical.

3 Bradley, H., ‘ Ptolemy's Geography of the British Isles ’, Archeologia xlviii (), – 4 T.G. Rylands, The Geography of Ptolemy Elucidated (), based on the text of the Geography edited by C. Muller and C.T. Fischer ().Cited by: 6. Ptolemy's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time.

Written in the second century AD, for more than fifteen centuries it was the most detailed topography of Europe and Asia available and the best reference on how to gather data and draw maps.

In the book Amalgest, Ptolemy provided a blend of mathematics and geography in which he sought to provide a model for astronomical functions and the movement of heavenly bodies using his theory of epicycles. This theory proposed that earth was the center of the universe and that all other planets and stars orbited our planet in a broadening.

Gustav Flügel The Geography of Ptolemy Elucidated, by: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands,(Dublin,At the university press,) 4 Aubrey Diller Ptolemy GEOGRAPHY Book 8 April 6 DIO 5 of the GD (Books 2›7), cities’ latitudes L in degrees, & longitudes B in degrees east of the Blest Isles (BI).

(No signs are necessary for B, since no B is west of the BI.)3 A5 Rawlins S was 1st to reveal that the Blest Isles were the Cape Verde Islands. (Contra a long & hitherto unexplained4 tradition of suggesting that.

PTOLEMY'S MAP OF SCOTLAND The Historical Geography of Asia Minor; Royal Geographical Soc. Suppl. Papers iv (). Richmond, I. A., Proc. Soc. Ant. Scotland Ivi (). Rylands, T. G., The Geography of Ptolemy Elucidated of the elements necessary for its solution both in the book just mentioned and more par.

A new edition of Ptolemy's Geography. Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time.

Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical /5(13).

About this Item: New York: The New York Public Library,Folio (16 4/8 x 12 inches). Vignette title-page, reproducing 27 maps of the Codex Ebnerianus, a manuscript of Ptolemy's 'Geography' at the New York Public Library, prepared by Donnus Nicolaus Germanus, the Ruysch map of the world from the printed edition, and Laurent Fries' "new" world map fromother illustrations.

The geography of Ptolemy elucidated, (Dublin, Printed for the author by Ponsonby and Weldrick, ), by Thomas Glazebrook Rylands and William Robert Scott (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) Histoire de l'école cartographique belge et anversoise du xvie siècle, (Bruxelles: Institut national de géographie, ), by Henri Emmanuel.

Ptolemy geographia pdf This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make ys Geography is a treatise on cartography, the only book on that subject.

1 The Don. 2 The sea of Azof. 3 The Adriatic. 4 The Danube. 5 The Sea of Marmora. 6 The Dniester. 7 The Dnieper. 8 Strabo here means the “exterior” or “Northern” ocean (see 2. 31 and the Frontispiece, Vol. 9 4. 10 So also Julius Caesar, Tacitus, Pliny and the ancient writers in general regarded the Germans as Celts (Gauls).

Richard Braungart has recently. Geography (c. ) by Ptolemy. sister projects: Wikipedia article, Also known as by its Latin names as the Geographia and the Cosmographia. Contents. 1 Book I; 2 Book II; 3 Book III; 4 Book IV; 5 Book V; 6 Book VI; 7 Book VII.

VII.v. Originally published in Ptolemy's Geographia. Europe II: Spain. Jacopo Pencio's edition. Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time. Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical /5(16).

Geography by Ptolemy The Geography (Latin: Geographia, Cosmographia; Greek: Γεωγραφικὴ Ὑφήγησις Geographike Hyphegesis) is Ptolemy's main work besides the Almagest. It is a treatise on cartography and a compilation of what was known about the world's geography in. Other articles where Guide to Geography is discussed: map: Greek maps and geography: His monumental work, the Guide to Geography (Geōgraphikē hyphēgēsis), was produced in eight volumes.

The first volume discussed basic principles and dealt with map projection and globe construction. The next six volumes carried a list of the names of some 8, places and their approximate latitudes and.

Agathodaemon of Alexandria (Greek: Ἀγαθοδαίμων Ἀλεξανδρεὺς, Agathodaímōn Alexandreùs) was a Greek or Hellenized cartographer, presumably from Alexandria, Egypt, in late Antiquity, probably in the 2nd century A.D. Agathodaemon is mentioned in some of the earliest manuscripts of Ptolemy's Geography.

Ἐκ τῶν Κλαυδίου Πτολεμαίου. Best known today as the author of the "Almagest, " in which he expounded the geocentric astronomical system that held sway in Europe until the 16th century, Claudius Ptolemy was also famed as a geographer.

His reputation in this area rests mainly on his "Guide to Geography, " one of the great classics in the history of civilization, which listed over 8, places in Europe, Africa and Asia. In Chapter 5 of Book 12 of the Almagest Ptolemy wrote that he observed oppositions of Saturn in years 11 and 17 of the emperor Hadrian's reign, and in Chapter 1 of Book 10 he wrote that he made observations of Venus in year 14 of Antoninus Pius's reign.

Thus the span of his adult life must have encompassed the years AD and AD.Geography (from Greek: γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets.

The first person to use the word γεωγραφία was Eratosthenes (– BCE). Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and.The Magnus Sinus or Sinus Magnus (Latin; Greek: ὀ Μέγας Κόλπος, o Mégas Kólpos), also anglicized as the Great Gulf, was the form of the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea known to Greek, Roman, Arab, Persian, and Renaissance cartographers before the Age of was then briefly conflated with the Pacific Ocean before disappearing from maps.

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