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Publisher: JACOBUS PHILIPPUS DE BERGAMO.
Title: Supplementum. Supplementi de la Chroniche vulgare novamante agionto & emendato al anno 1503.
Published in: Venise, Georgio de Rusconi, August 7th. 1508
   
Size: 11.6 x 7.9 inches.
29.5 x 20.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Folio, 17th century vellum. Title, (12), 350pp. Binding with raised spine with title in brown ink, small restorations of corners and along spine. Some minor browning, spotting and thumbing, few marginal tears, partly restored.
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Interesting Italian text edition of this important chronicle, first published in Latin in 1483.
With large woodcut title-border, woodcut border on leaf A1 and 107 (2 full-page) woodcuts with city views in several sizes including a version of the 'T-O' world map (Shirley, world plate 2).

Page 342 including an account of the discovery of America under the year 1493.

Richly illustrated Chronicle with a very nice full page wood block engraving of Adam and Eve, Tower of Babel, and 90 town views of Rome, Milan, Tripoli, Jerusalem, Paris, Geneva, Lisbon, Fiesole, Ravenna, Venice, Alexandria, Florence, Naples, Verona, Alexandria, Lisbon, Constantinople.
Giacomo Filippo Foresti da Bergamo (1434-1520) was an Augustinian monk, known as the author of several significant early printed works.
He was a chronicler and Biblical scholar.

Page V has an nice presentation of Giacomo Foresti's Medieval style T-O World Map and Greek Zonal World Map (87 x 132mm).
The image depicts the two earliest standardized concepts for the mapping of the world, dating to the times of the Greeks and Romans. On the left is the so-called "Zonal" map of the world, a concept which dates to Pythagorus. On the right is the so-called T-O World Map.

According to Redney Shirley (The Mapping of the World, plate 2):
T-O model:: "By medieval times the globular form of the earth was recognized by most scholars and geographers. World maps of the Middle Ages were often expressed in the form of simple climatic diagrams (e.g. in the works of commentators such as Macrobius, Sacrobasco, or Lilius) or conceived as one of the numerous "T-O" maps. In these examples to O represents the boundary of the world, the horizontal stroke of the T the meridian running from the Don to the Nile, and the perpendicular axis (the T-O maps invariably being oriented with east at the top) the line of the Mediterranean.
T-O maps appeared in manuscripts from the early Middle Ages, and the very first printed world map, from a version of the seventh-century AD writer Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae published in 1472, is of this kind.


Pythagorus : According to Robert Clancy, in Mapping Antarctica:
A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery at p. 67:Pythagoras (580-500 BC) believed the earth was divided into five zones - two frigid zones at the poles, two temperate zones and a torrid zone at the equator. He believed the equatorial zone formed an impassable barrier between the hemispheres.
Aristotle (384-322 BC) postulated that symmetry was nature's favored form and if the world was symmetrical, then a Great South Land must exist to counterbalance the lands of the north.






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