Of Camels, Crocodiles and Human Sacrifice: The North Carolina MS of Solinus’ De Situ Orbis Terrarum and Readings of Classical Geography in the Renaissance


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For all their help with this article, the authors would like to acknowledge the following individuals: David Ganz, formerly of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and now King’s College, London; Anthony Grafton of Princeton University; Kenneth Gouwens of the University of Connecticut; Jo Ann Moran Cruz of Georgetown University; Mark Stansbury of National University of Ireland, Galway; Katherine Carlson and Libby Chenault, both at the Rare Book Collection of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and staff-members at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Dibner Library at the Smithsonian, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, the Charles E. Young Library at the University of California at Los Angeles, the Rare Book Room at the Walters Art Gallery, and the Department of Rare Books at Princeton’s Firestone Library. Above all, we would like to express our gratitude to the journal’s editor, Wolfgang Haase, for his tremendous generosity and boundless patience in working with us on the improvement of this piece. Any remaining errors we acknowledge to be our own.