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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Hyginus, Caius Julius
POETICON ASTRONOMICON. VENICE: ERHARD RATDOLT, 14 OCTOBER 1482
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12,00018,000
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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Hyginus, Caius Julius
POETICON ASTRONOMICON. VENICE: ERHARD RATDOLT, 14 OCTOBER 1482
Estimate
12,00018,000
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Details & Cataloguing

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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Hyginus, Caius Julius
POETICON ASTRONOMICON. VENICE: ERHARD RATDOLT, 14 OCTOBER 1482
4to (190 x 138 mm).  58 leaves including initial blank. 31 lines. Title printed in red, floriated initials, 47 half-page woodcuts of constellations and zodiac figures; first two leaves and d1 with marginal stains, but generally a crisp copy. Early vellum over boards with ties renewed.
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Provenance

Sir George Shuckburgh (bookplate)

Literature

BMC V, 286; CIBN H-334; Essling 285; Goff H-560; HC 9062; Pol 2039; Sander 3472

Catalogue Note

First illustrated edition and THE FIRST DEPICTIONS OF THE CONSTELLATIONS IN A PRINTED BOOK, THE BEGINNING OF CELESTIAL CARTOGRAPHY.
 

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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New York