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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hevelius, Johannes
COMETOGRAPHIA, TOTAM NATURAM COMETARUM... EXHIBENS... CUMPRIMIS VERO, COMETAE ANNO 1652, 1661, 1664 & 1665 AB IPSO AUCTORE... EXPONUNTUR, EXPENDUNTUR, ATQUE RIGIDISSIMO CALCULO SUBJICIUNTUR. GDANSK: SIMON REINIGER FOR THE AUTHOR, 1668
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 39,650 GBP
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157

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hevelius, Johannes
COMETOGRAPHIA, TOTAM NATURAM COMETARUM... EXHIBENS... CUMPRIMIS VERO, COMETAE ANNO 1652, 1661, 1664 & 1665 AB IPSO AUCTORE... EXPONUNTUR, EXPENDUNTUR, ATQUE RIGIDISSIMO CALCULO SUBJICIUNTUR. GDANSK: SIMON REINIGER FOR THE AUTHOR, 1668
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 39,650 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Hevelius, Johannes
COMETOGRAPHIA, TOTAM NATURAM COMETARUM... EXHIBENS... CUMPRIMIS VERO, COMETAE ANNO 1652, 1661, 1664 & 1665 AB IPSO AUCTORE... EXPONUNTUR, EXPENDUNTUR, ATQUE RIGIDISSIMO CALCULO SUBJICIUNTUR. GDANSK: SIMON REINIGER FOR THE AUTHOR, 1668
folio (348 x 230mm.), half-title (with conjoint blank leaf), engraved frontispiece, 38 engraved plates (4 double-page) numbered A-OO, woodcut and engraved initials, head- and tailpieces, engraved illustrations, contemporary vellum, small rust-hole in I4
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Provenance

"Cat V1 P331 CS Sledmere", inscription on inside front cover, i.e. Sir Christopher Sykes (1749-1801) of Sledmere House

Literature

BL STC German XVIIc. H1024; VD17 39:125414W

Catalogue Note

The frontispiece to this, Hevelius's second important work after Selenographia (see lot 154), depicts the author sitting at a table pointing to a diagram of a cometary orbit with his observatory in the background.

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