3 parts in one volume, 8vo (152 x 95mm.), part one with 11 folding tables, part two with 6 folding tables (of 7, see below), part three with woodcut printer's devices on last leaf and two large folding celestial planispheres, all titles with woodcut armillary sphere, contemporary vellum, [Zinner 2306, 2366, 2367; Houzeau and Lancaster 2623-5; Lalande p.90; VD16 G464-466], some gatherings browned
First editions of these extremely rare astronomical treatises, with the two celestial maps which are virtually unknown. The British Library and Stanford have part one only, Illinois and Loras College have the three parts (Loras also has a fourth separate work wrongly included in their collation); Illinois have fewer tables, and only Loras has the maps. There are copies in European libraries but these as well appear to lack the maps.
The two maps, of the stars and constellations of the northern and southern hemispheres, are derived from the Honter charts of 1532, which they closely copy. There are a couple of minor additions, notably the "Coma Berenices" in the northern hemisphere. Both charts are dedicated to Adam Gefugius of Vellendorph, and the first chart is dated 1565. Warner, in The Sky Explored, p.92, records the northern hemisphere chart only, which she wrongly attributes to the dedicatee Grefugius. She mentions "There may well have been a southern mate".
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