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Cunitz, Maria (1607-1664)
URANIA PROPITIA SIVE TABULAE ASTRONOMICAE MIRE FACILES, VIM HYPOTHESIUM PHYSICARUM A KEPPLERO PRODITARUM COMPLEXAE; FACILLIMO CALCULANDI COMPENDIO, SINE ULLA LOGARITHMORUM MENTIONE, PHAENOMENIS SATISFACIENTES … DAS IST: NEWE UND LANGGEWÜNSCHETE LEICHTE ASTRONOMISCHE TABELLN DURCH DERER VERMITTELUNG AUFF EINE SONDERS BEHENDE ARTH ALLER PLANETEN BEWEGUNG NACH DER LÄNGE BREITE UND ANDERN ZUFÄLLEN AUFF ALLE VERGANGENE GEGENWERTIGE UND KÜNFFTIGE ZEITS-PUNCTEN FÜRGESTELLET WIRD … QUARUM USUM PRO TEMPORE PRAESENTE, EXACTO, & FUTURO … DUPLICI IDIOMATE, LATINO & VERNACULO SUCCINCTE PRAESCRIPTUM CUM ARTIS CULTORIBUS. OLESNICA: JOHANN SEYFFERT, 1650
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
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139
Cunitz, Maria (1607-1664)
URANIA PROPITIA SIVE TABULAE ASTRONOMICAE MIRE FACILES, VIM HYPOTHESIUM PHYSICARUM A KEPPLERO PRODITARUM COMPLEXAE; FACILLIMO CALCULANDI COMPENDIO, SINE ULLA LOGARITHMORUM MENTIONE, PHAENOMENIS SATISFACIENTES … DAS IST: NEWE UND LANGGEWÜNSCHETE LEICHTE ASTRONOMISCHE TABELLN DURCH DERER VERMITTELUNG AUFF EINE SONDERS BEHENDE ARTH ALLER PLANETEN BEWEGUNG NACH DER LÄNGE BREITE UND ANDERN ZUFÄLLEN AUFF ALLE VERGANGENE GEGENWERTIGE UND KÜNFFTIGE ZEITS-PUNCTEN FÜRGESTELLET WIRD … QUARUM USUM PRO TEMPORE PRAESENTE, EXACTO, & FUTURO … DUPLICI IDIOMATE, LATINO & VERNACULO SUCCINCTE PRAESCRIPTUM CUM ARTIS CULTORIBUS. OLESNICA: JOHANN SEYFFERT, 1650
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Cunitz, Maria (1607-1664)
URANIA PROPITIA SIVE TABULAE ASTRONOMICAE MIRE FACILES, VIM HYPOTHESIUM PHYSICARUM A KEPPLERO PRODITARUM COMPLEXAE; FACILLIMO CALCULANDI COMPENDIO, SINE ULLA LOGARITHMORUM MENTIONE, PHAENOMENIS SATISFACIENTES … DAS IST: NEWE UND LANGGEWÜNSCHETE LEICHTE ASTRONOMISCHE TABELLN DURCH DERER VERMITTELUNG AUFF EINE SONDERS BEHENDE ARTH ALLER PLANETEN BEWEGUNG NACH DER LÄNGE BREITE UND ANDERN ZUFÄLLEN AUFF ALLE VERGANGENE GEGENWERTIGE UND KÜNFFTIGE ZEITS-PUNCTEN FÜRGESTELLET WIRD … QUARUM USUM PRO TEMPORE PRAESENTE, EXACTO, & FUTURO … DUPLICI IDIOMATE, LATINO & VERNACULO SUCCINCTE PRAESCRIPTUM CUM ARTIS CULTORIBUS. OLESNICA: JOHANN SEYFFERT, 1650
FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in one volume, folio (314 x 192mm.), half-title, main title printed in red and black, 3 letterpress tables, folding or double-page, contemporary vellum, yapp edges, some paper toning
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Provenance

Kirchenbibliothek zu St. Maria Magdalena, Breslau, circular blue ink stamp on verso of title-page: “Ex Bibl. ad Aed. Mar. Magdal.”; Hans Ludendorff (1873-1941), astronomer and astrophysicist, bookplate; bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1988, Catalogue 39, item 52, $7,000

Literature

Tomash & Williams C209; Caspar 91; USTC 2116969; VD17 39:125019N

Catalogue Note

A REMARKABLE AND VERY RARE WORK BY MARIA CUNITZ, AN EARLY FEMALE SCIENTIST, ON THE RUDOLPHINE TABLES. Her husband, Elias von Leuwen (d. 1661), a physician, wrote the preface to this work, in which he was at pains to stress that the work was indeed by his wife rather than him. Her tables are accompanied by a description of their use in both Latin and German.

Maria Cunitz and her husband corresponded with Hevelius, Ismael Boulliau, the French astronomer, and Pierre Desnoyers, among others. All her letters to and from these people were destroyed in a fire on 25 May 1656, in which her home, library and equipment, as well as some 200 astronomical observations were also lost.

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