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Ptolemys Geography

An Annotated Translation of the Theoretical Chapters

by Ptolemy

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cartography, geodesy & geographic information systems (GIS),
  • History of science,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • History,
  • Archaeology and Ancient History,
  • Classics,
  • History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science,
  • Science / History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJ. Lennart Berggren (Translator), Alexander Jones (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7758202M
    ISBN 100691092591
    ISBN 109780691092591

    (Biography) Latin name Claudius Ptolemaeus. 2nd century ad, Greek astronomer, mathematician, and geographer. His Geography was the standard geographical textbook until the discoveries of the 15th century. His system of astronomy (see Ptolemaic system), as expounded in the Almagest, remained undisputed until the Copernican system was evolved. Ptolemy's Geographia in digits. This makes the Geography a real bonanza for researchers developing different methods to translate Ptolemy's coordinates into the modern ones. listed mainly.

    ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ Strabo 10 Geography Pliny 70 Natural History Plutarch Concerning Nature The Face in the Moon Marinus of Tyre geography (Ptolemy’s source) Later Famous Astronomers (and Ptolemy influenced every one of them) from Almagest Book , for the parallel of the Tropic of Cancer.

    Buy a cheap copy of Cosmography: Maps from Ptolemys book by Ptolemy. This book is a work of geography, astronomy and artwork of historical significance. Ptolemy was cartographer of the 2nd Century, and this work represent a Free shipping over $ Table of Contents. List of Illustrations ix Preface xi Note on Citations of Classical Authors xiii Introduction 3 What Ptolemy Expected His Reader to Know 5 The Place of the Geography in Ptolemy's Work 17 Ptolemy's Evolving Conception of the World 20 Marinos and Other Sources 23 Ptolemy's Map Projections and Coordinate Lists 31 The Manuscripts of the Geography 41 The Maps in the Manuscripts 45 Brand: The University Press Group Ltd.


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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 dr-peshev.com by: Ptolemy’s Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific Ptolemys Geography book 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. May 19,  · 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 dr-peshev.com: Rachel Quist. Nov 24,  · Cosmography: Maps from Ptolemys Geography [Ptolemy] on dr-peshev.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This book is Ptolemys Geography book work of geography, astronomy and artwork of historical significance. Ptolemy was cartographer of the 2nd Century/5(2). Mar 24,  · The final volume of Geography was Ptolemy's atlas, featuring maps that utilized his grid system and maps that placed north at the top of the map, a cartographic convention that Ptolemy created.

Unfortunately, his gazetteer and maps contained a great number of errors due to the simple fact that Ptolemy was forced to rely upon the best estimates of merchant travelers (who were incapable of. Feb 22,  · Claudius Ptolemy (c. 90 – c. CE) was a Greek-Roman citizen of Egypt who wrote in Greek.

He was a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in Egypt under Roman rule, and is believed to have been born in the town of Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid.3/5(1).

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.

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book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4. chapter: προοίμιον chapter 2 chapter 3 chapter 4 chapter 5 chapter 6 chapter 7 chapter 8 chapter 9 chapter 10 chapter 11 chapter 12 chapter This text is part of: Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (), AENUS; Dictionary of.

The Almagest contains observations made up to A.D. and at the end of its second book Ptolemy promised a fuller work on geography; we can therefore confidently date the Geographia to between A.D. and c, although much of the material is clearly derived from earlier writers (ibid.). Ptolemy made only a few vague and disparaging remarks regarding theoretical work over the intervening three centuries, yet the study of the planets undoubtedly made great strides during that interval.

Moreover, Ptolemy’s veracity, especially as an observer, has been controversial since the time of the astronomer Tycho Brahe (– And in the fifteenth century, a Latin translation of this text, with maps, proved a sensation in the world of the book.

A best seller both in the age of luxurious manuscripts and in that of print, Ptolemy's "Geography" became immensely influential. A new edition of Ptolemy's Geography. The Ptolemy world map is a map of the world known to Hellenistic society in the 2nd century.

It is based on the description contained in Ptolemy's book Geography, written c. Based on an inscription in several of the earliest surviving manuscripts, it is traditionally credited to Agathodaemon of Alexandria. Significant contributions of Ptolemy's map is the first use of longitudinal and.

Geōgraphikē hyphēgēsis (Guide to Geography) provided all the information and techniques required to draw maps of the portion of the world known by Ptolemy’s contemporaries.

By his own admission, Ptolemy did not attempt to collect and sift all the geographical data on which his maps were based. This too is a compilation of what was known about the world's geography in the Roman Empire during his time. He relied somewhat on the work of an earlier geographer, Marinos of Tyre, and on gazetteers of the Roman and ancient Persian Empire.

Geographia Book 6 by Claudius Ptolemy ( CE). Apr 25,  · Short Summary of Ptolemy's Discoveries 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. Oct 01,  · EMBED (for dr-peshev.com hosted blogs and dr-peshev.com item tags). 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.

Jan 15,  · 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 5/5(1).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.Start studying Ptolemy's Geography. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.