topographia topographia
counterfait place, description of place

Description of a place. A kind of enargia.
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Related Topics of Invention

  • Subject and Adjuncts
    Since description typically takes the form of delineating the attributes of something, it is therefore the use of this topic of invention, by which one identifies the characteristics (or adjuncts) of a given subject.
See Also

  Sources: Quintilian 9.2.44; Peacham (1577) P1r; Putt. (1589) 246 ("topographia," "counterfait place")

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