Madrid, Biblioteca de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Complutense, FL. Reg. 259

Suma de Geografía Facsimile Edition

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A beautiful post-incunabula from Seville in Gothic script with elaborate woodcut initial letters, tables and diagrams and a title page typical of the printing works of the eldest of the Crombergers.

This book is reminiscent of the fine work of Meinard Ungut (a prototypographer working in Granada with Juan Pegnitzer) and Estanislaus Polonus (the prototypographer of Alcalá de Henares), whose woodcuts, materials were worked and used by Jacob Cromberger. 

The book is dedicated to Prince Charles, the future emperor to be.

The fine detail of the title is an indication of the richness of this work, making further praise redundant and unnecessary.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Suma de Geografía": Suma de Geografía facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 1999

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Printed book description compiled by the publisher.

Suma de Geografía

Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 1999

  • Limited Edition: 3160 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Suma de Geografía: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

The facsimile, printed on specially made laid paper, is contained in a cloth-lined presentation case with gold engraved leather spine.

An essay about the original manuscript FL. Reg. 259 kept in the Biblioteca de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Complutense is included in the commentary volume "Bibliofilia Antigua VII", available separately.


Parchment on wooden board.

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