What famous Alexandrian was responsible for the most popular map printed from movable type in the fifteenth century? – 2017

What famous Alexandrian was responsible for the most popular map printed from movable type in the fifteenth century?



Ptolemy




A 15th-century manuscript copy of the Ptolemy world map, reconstituted from Ptolemy’s Geography (circa AD 150), indicating the countries of “Serica” and “Sinae” (China) at the extreme east, beyond the island of “Taprobane” (Sri Lanka, oversized) and the “Aurea Chersonesus” (Malay Peninsula).

There are several characters or items named after Ptolemy, including: eg, The crater Ptolemaeus on the Moon




Claudius Ptolemy (/ˈtɒləmi/; Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Klaúdios Ptolemaîos, [kláwdios ptolɛmɛ́ːos]; Latin: Claudius Ptolemaeus; c. AD 100 – c. 170)[2] was a Greek[3][4][5] writer, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology.He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, wrote in Koine Greek, and held Roman citizenship.

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