508
508
Petrus Cracoviensis (1430-1474)
COMPUTUS NOVUS & ECCLESIASTICUS TOTIUS FERE ASTRONOMIE FUNDAMENTUM PULCHERRIMUM CONTINENS. (VIENNA: HIERONYMUS VIETOR AND JOHANN SINGRIENER, 1513)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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508
Petrus Cracoviensis (1430-1474)
COMPUTUS NOVUS & ECCLESIASTICUS TOTIUS FERE ASTRONOMIE FUNDAMENTUM PULCHERRIMUM CONTINENS. (VIENNA: HIERONYMUS VIETOR AND JOHANN SINGRIENER, 1513)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Petrus Cracoviensis (1430-1474)
COMPUTUS NOVUS & ECCLESIASTICUS TOTIUS FERE ASTRONOMIE FUNDAMENTUM PULCHERRIMUM CONTINENS. (VIENNA: HIERONYMUS VIETOR AND JOHANN SINGRIENER, 1513)
4to (210 x 155mm.), 12 ff. (last leaf blank), a-b6, large woodcut armorial on title-page, woodcut illustration on verso of title-page (dated 1512), woodcut initials, later paper wrapper with cloth ties
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Provenance

Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 22/I, 25-28 October 1993, lot 1088, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams P56; USTC 623986; VD16 P1862

Catalogue Note

The calendar reform initiated by Sixtus IV, to which Regiomontanus had been appointed, is mentioned in the preface. This is one of numerous editions of the computus of Petrus Cracoviensis printed in the early sixteenth century, similar to the computus of Anianus. It was first printed under the title Computus Cracoviensis in Leipzig in c.1487-1488; for a later edition, see lot 509.

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