Julius Caesar - Hoc volumine continentur haec: de bello Gallico. De bello civili. De bello Alexandrino - 1519

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Julius Caesar - Hoc volumine continentur haec: de bello Gallico. De bello civili. De bello Alexandrino - 1519
Geschiedenis, Incunabelen en vroege drukken - Aantal: 1 - Ingeplakte plaatjes

First Aldine edition with the new maps of Spain and France and the iconographic apparatus completely renewed for this edition. Commentary by Aldo Manuzio and Giovanni da Verona.
See Adams C-29; Brunet I, 1453; Graesse II, 6; Renouard 88.11; Schweiger II, 41.
In addition to the maps describing the movements of Caesar's legions in Spain and France, there are five large full-page illustrations, with references to the text by Giovanni Giocondo, with bridges, fortified cities and military instruments used for siege and defence: (1) a bridge built by Caesar over the Rhine, (2) Auriacum urbs, (3) Alexia oppidum, (4) Uxellodunum oppidum and (5) Massilia.
The Aldine anchor with the twisted dolphin and the inscription ALDUS is repeated three times: on the title page and on the two imprints.

Edition, edited by Giovanni Giocondo (Johannes Iocundus Veronensis), of the well-known work of Julius Caesar on Roman history: the wars and the campaigns of conquest in France, Spain and North Africa.

Aldo's preface begins on the back of the title page and ends on the next page (f. 2Ar), and is dated Venice, November 1513. On s. A2v-4r there are the two double-page maps of France and Spain, followed by two alphabetical lists of the Latin names of the cities, rivers and tribes of France and Spain according to the work of Caesar, with their French translations on s. A4v-6r; then on s. A6v-B4r (blank verso) the five full-page woodcuts with the relative explanations, and on B5r-7r the preface in the form of a letter to Giuliano de Medici.
Renouard, p. 88, n. 11; IA 128.665; Adams C 29; ; Esling 1733; levigatrice 1510; see Mortimer 96.

More recent half leather binding with decorated paper panels and titles printed in gold on the spine, restoration on the upper headband. Pp. [30], 2 blank, 698. With double-page maps of France and Spain and 5 full-page illustrations. Aldine brand on the title page, repeated on the back of sheet 2k8v and at the end; spaces for drop caps with letter-guide. Fascicle 2e bound before 2d but present. White and thick pages, bright inks, a complete and very beautiful copy. Old annotations deleted on the title page.

The "Commentarii de bello Gallico" are made up of seven books, plus an eighth book, probably composed by Caesar's lieutenant, Aulus Irtius, to complete the account of the campaign and cover the period of time that separates the war of Gaul from the civil one: it is a work with a linear but pleasant style, with interesting ethnographic references on the populations encountered during the journey. To increase the objectivity of the work, Caesar uses the third person, although it is clearly a method to enhance his personal figure and to highlight it in the narration and in the events described.

Full title and authors:

Hoc volumine continentur haec. Commentariorum de bello Gallico libri VIII. De bello ciuili Pompeiano libri IIII. De bello Alexandrino liber I.
PICTURA TOTIUS GALLIAE, & HISPANIAE SECUNDUM C. CAESARIS COMMENTARIOS.NOMINA LOCORUM, URBIUMQUE, & POPULORUM GALLIAE, & HISPANIAE, UT OLIM DICEBANTUR LATINE, & NUNC DICANTUR, SECUNDUM ORINEM ALPHABETI.PICTURA PONTIS IN RHENO. ITEM AUARICI, ALEXIAE. UXELLODUNI. MASSILIAE.
[Venice: heirs of Aldus Manutius the Elder and Andrea Torresano the Elder] (Venetiis : in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri, mense Nouembr. 1519).
A c. 264v other coloph.: Venetiis : in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri, mense Ianuario 1518.
1. Anchor with dolphin and inscription: Aldus (K174 - V392 - Z38) - On the colophon on s. KK8v and at the end.
2. Anchor with dolphin and inscription: Aldus (K175 - V395 - Z39) - On the title page.
Caesar, Gaius Iulius
[Giovanni (da Verona) Giocondo ( - 1515), Aldo Manuzio (Bassiano Romano, 1449 - Venice, 1515)]

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Geschiedenis, Incunabelen en vroege drukken
Auteur/ Illustrator
Julius Caesar
Boektitel
Hoc volumine continentur haec: de bello Gallico. De bello civili. De bello Alexandrino
Staat
Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1519
Taal
Latijn
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
Venetiis : in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri, mense Nouembr. 1519
Band
Halfleer
Extra‘s
Ingeplakte plaatjes
Aantal pagina‘s.
730
Afmetingen
172×123 mm
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