Antique leather bound pocket sized book, published in 1585 Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii, Viri Consularis, & Illustris. In Somnium Scipionis, Lib II.
Contains two 5th century works by Ambrosius Macrobius. A commentary on Cicero's Dream of Scipio. Saturnalia an account of a banquet held during the holiday of Saturnalia, and the deliberations of the guests on a variety of historical and philosophical subject matter.Includes the rare diagrammatic woodcut map of the world, one of the first to show the earth as a globe and showing the yet to be discovered Antipodean land mass. Book in very good condition for age a little wormhole damage to the spine and original closure clasps no longer present other expected signs of wear commensurate with age. Beautifully bound in leather with embossed decoration front and back. The book has handwriting to one of the back pages which reads: Christopher Wren his book and Chr Wren to the reverse of the title page with a date which appears to read 1643. There are copious handwritten notes throughout the first half the book. Please see photos as part of condition report. Thanks for looking, please message me with any questions you may have. The item "Antique Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii Ancient World Map Christopher Wren" is in sale since Saturday, October 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
The seller is "gingganggoollie" and is located in Dunkeld, Perthshire and Kinross. This item can be shipped worldwide.