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Ptolemy"s geography

a brief account of all the printed editions down to 1730, with notes on some important variations observed in that of Ulm 1482, including the recent discovery of the earliest printed map of the world yet known on modern geographical conceptions in which some attempt was made to depart from ancient tradition

by Henry Newton Stevens

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Published by H. Stevens, Son and Stiles in London .
Written in English

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  • Ptolemy, 2nd cent. -- Bibliography

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    StatementBy Henry N. Stevens
    GenreBibliography.
    ContributionsAyer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ8715 .S89
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 62 p.
    Number of Pages62
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24182932M
    LC Control Number10023325
    OCLC/WorldCa2294240

    It was the easternmost port reached by shipping trading from the Graeco-Roman world to the lands of the Far East. It is now believed to be a much later pseudepigraphical composition. In it, Ptolemy writes about properties of lightincluding reflectionrefractionand colour. He also divided illusions into those caused by physical or optical factors and those caused by judgmental factors. Codex Seragliensis GI 57, fol.

    There are surviving reports of such maps. Main article: Optics Ptolemy His Optics is a work that survives only in a Ptolemys geography book Arabic translation and in about twenty manuscripts of a Latin version of the Arabic, which was translated by Eugene of Palermo c. Ptolemy wrote about how musical notes could Ptolemys geography book translated into mathematical equations and vice versa in Harmonics. His Geography would again be translated and updated with commentary into Arabic under Mehmed IIwho commissioned works from Byzantine scholar George Amiroutzes in and the Florentine humanist Francesco Berlinghieri in It must be added that his original topographic list cannot be reconstructed: the long tables with numbers were transmitted to posterity through copies containing many scribal errors, and people have always been adding or improving the topographic data: this is a testimony to the persistent popularity of this influential work in the history of cartography. Ptolemy combined the mathematical, philosophical and physiological traditions.

    The great popularity that the Tetrabiblos did possess might be attributed to its nature as an exposition of the Ptolemys geography book of astrology, and as a compendium of astrological lore, rather than as a manual. Born: c. Geography had a profound effect on the geographical understanding of the world in the Renaissance and it was fortunate that its knowledge was rediscovered to help establish geographical concepts that we almost take for granted today. How did Ptolemy impact the world? Geography consisted of eight volumes.


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Ptolemy"s geography by Henry Newton Stevens Download PDF Ebook

The World Ocean is only seen to the west. While distorted, his Ptolemys geography book influenced Byzantine and Renaissance cartographers. Ptolemys geography book Geography would again be translated and updated with commentary into Arabic under Mehmed IIwho commissioned works from Byzantine scholar George Amiroutzes in and the Florentine humanist Francesco Berlinghieri in Through the Ptolemys geography book of a year the Sun slowly traces out a great circle, known as the eclipticagainst the rotation of the celestial sphere.

He agreed Geography 1. Earthhe argued, is a stationary sphere at the centre of a vastly larger celestial sphere that revolves at a perfectly uniform rate around Earth, carrying with it the starsplanetsSunand Moon —thereby causing their daily risings and settings.

The idea of a global coordinate system revolutionized European geographical thought, however, and inspired more mathematical treatment of cartography. Latitude was measured horizontally from the equator while longitude was measured from the westernmost landmass known at that time, the Canary Islands off of the coast of Spain.

Following Marinos, he assigned coordinates to all the places and geographic features he knew, in a grid that spanned the globe. Although the system was incorrect in that it was an earth-centered system in which the earth did not move, and the stars fixed, it nevertheless was highly useful for practical purposes, such as navigation and calculating astronomical events.

Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. 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.

Its list of forty-eight constellations is ancestral to the modern system of constellations, but unlike the modern system they did not cover the whole sky only the sky Hipparchus could see.

As with the model of the Solar System in the Almagest, Ptolemy put all this information into a grand scheme. His later voyages resulted in further exploration of Cuba and in the discovery of South and Central America. This is a most useful volume, destined to be a primary source for classical scholars as well as for historians of science.

Ptolemy's Contributions to Geography

It is, indeed, presented as the second part of the study of astronomy of which the Almagest was the first, concerned with the influences of the celestial bodies in the sublunary sphere. Trade throughout the Indian Ocean was extensive from the 2nd century, and many Roman trading ports have been identified in India.

Ptolemy's geography : an annotated translation of the theoretical chapters

One reason is that Ptolemy estimated the size of the Earth as too small: while Eratosthenes found stadia for a great circle degree on the globe, Ptolemy uses stadia Ptolemys geography book the Geography. The maps look distorted Ptolemys geography book compared to modern maps, because Ptolemys geography book data were inaccurate.ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.

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42comusa.com is a platform for academics to share research papers.Pdf 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 42comusa.com: Rachel Quist.Table of Contents. List of Illustrations ix Preface xi Note on Citations of Classical Authors xiii Introduction 3 Download pdf 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.Ptolemy’s Geography is ebook only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and ebook 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's Geography : An Annotated Translation of the Theoretical Chapters

Ptolemy championed the use of astronomical.