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HYGINUS, CAIUS JULIUS. POETICON ASTRONOMICON: VENICE: THOMAS DE BLAVIS: 7 JUNE, 1488

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5,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • Poeticon astronomicon (edited by Jacobus Sentinus and J.L. Santritter): Venice: Thomas de Blavis: 7 June, 1488
4to (205 x 140 mm).  56 leaves, 34 lines, Roman letter, woodcut initials, full-page woodcut of an armillary sphere on verso of a1, astronomical woodcuts in text colored by an early hand, contemporary manuscript notes; minor stain to last leaf. Modern vellum. 

Literature

 BMC V 318; Essling 287; Goff H562; HC *9065; IGI 4961; Klebs 527.4; Sander 3474

Catalogue Note

Reprinted from Ratdolt's 1485 edition, reproducing some woodcuts in reverse. The series of woodcuts is the first to illustrate the allegorical figures of the constellations and planets and as such is a mixture of Renaissance science and mythology. 
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